WaterWorld Weekly Newscast, September 6, 2016

Sept. 6, 2016
A transcript of the WaterWorld  Weekly Newscast for September 6, 2016.

The following is a transcript of the WaterWorld Weekly Newscast for September 6, 2016.

Hi, I'm Angela Godwin for WaterWorld magazine, bringing you water and wastewater news headlines for the week of September 6. Coming up...

Thai students win prestigious water prize

EPA kicks off annual green infrastructure competition

Manholes and fashion meet in Berlin

Drone technology helps California farmers save water

Last week during World Water Week in Stockholm, the prestigious Stockholm Junior Water Prize was awarded to three brilliant young ladies from Thailand.

Sureeporn Triphetprapa, Thidarat Phianchat and Kanjana Komkla won the award for their nature-inspired water retention device, which mimics the behavior of the Bromeliad plant.

The project has demonstrated scalability and is currently being tested by farmers in the field.

This year marked the 20th anniversary of the international student competition in Stockholm. To learn more, visit siwi.org.

Last week, the U.S. EPA launched its fifth annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a competition for college and university students to design innovative solutions for our nation’s water infrastructure.

Using their campuses as labs, teams develop green infrastructure systems to reduce stormwater pollution and build resilience to climate change.

Since 2012, more than 420 student teams have participated in the challenge.

Teams can register for the 2016 Challenge from September 1st to September 30th.

Winners will be announced in spring 2017.

To learn more, visit epa.gov/campusrainworks

Street art in Berlin is being transformed by a new generation of creative minds.

Artist and fashion designer Emma France Raff has discovered Berlin's cast iron manhole covers make attractive prints on fabrics including clothes and bags.

With its own design, logo, and artwork, each manhole cover represents a beautifully designed block from which Raff can make a perfect print.

With her art, Raff aims to make people aware of the beauty in our everyday, urban environment.

In the drought-stricken West, where every drop of water counts, some California farmers are using advanced drone technology to save the scarce resource.

Among them is Central Valley farmer Cannon Michael, who is using a drone equipped with a thermal camera to find leaks in buried drip irrigation lines.

Michael estimates this could save enough water to sustain 550 families of four for a year.

The drone industry says about 2,100 companies and individuals have federal permission to fly drones for farming.

For WaterWorld magazine, I'm Angela Godwin. Thanks for watching.