UK Junior Water Prize 2024 opens for applications

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CIWEM is delighted to host the UK Junior Water Prize competition in 2024, in partnership with Jacobs and Arup

The UK Junior Water Prize (UKJWP) 2024 is officially open for applications, providing an opportunity for students aged 15-20 across the United Kingdom to showcase their passion for solving real-world water issues.

The UKJWP is a national STEM competition organised by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) in partnership with Jacobs and Arup. It encourages young people to develop innovative research projects that address local, regional, national, or global water issues. Whether based on scientific sciences or social studies, all proposed solutions are welcomed and appreciated.

The competition supports a wide scope of research, from improving water quality to tackling water scarcity and protecting aquatic ecosystems. Both natural science and social studies-based projects are welcomed. Participants can develop essential skills for the future, including research abilities, academic writing, and confident presentation skills.

The winner of the UKJWP 2024 competition will receive a £1,000 cash prize and an all-expenses-paid trip to Stockholm, Sweden to represent the UK on the international stage as part of the Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) competition during World Water Week.

This global event brings together young innovators from over 30 countries, all competing for the US$15,000 prize and international recognition. Last year 15-year-old Vivaan Rajawat of St. Bartholomew’s School in Newbury won the UK Junior Water Prize, you can read more about his experience at World Water Week here.

Applications close on 13 May 2024.

For more information and to apply, visit

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