CIWEM is delighted to partner with the Environment Agency and Jacobs for the 2022 UK Junior Water Prize competition.
The UK Junior Water Prize (UKJWP) is a national STEM competition aimed at solving environmental challenges with a link to water quality and security.
Climate change has impacted both the availability and quality of water due to a variety of stressors, including the increasing frequency of extreme weather events, rising water demand against a backdrop of water scarcity, increasing acidification of oceans impacting marine life, as well as industry and agriculture pollution.
The competition challenges young people from the UK to take a fresh look at local and global water problems and develop a practical and innovative water research project that has the potential to improve quality of life or the environment.
The UKJWP winner is automatically entered as a finalist into the international competition, Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP), organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). Over 38 international finalists will compete for the $15,000 prize during the World Water Week in Stockholm.
During their time in Sweden, the international finalists take part in daily social, educational, and cultural events. The thrilling prize ceremony features inspiring speeches from distinguished members of the water community, as well as an entertainment programme and the famous “flag parade”.
The competition helps students improve their ability to identify and understand local, national and global climate issues, conduct independent scientific research, write compelling academic papers, and present findings to industry experts.
Applications are open until 04 Feb 2022.
For more information and to apply, visit our awards page.
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