Crown Princess Victoria handed out the annual Stockholm Junior Water Prize during the annual World Water Week. The SJWP is an international science prize for young people between 15 and 20 years old.
Yesterday afternoon, Crown Princess Victoria handed out the Stockholm Junior Water Prize to Caleb Liow Jia Le and Johnny Xiao Hong Yu from Singapore. The award ceremony took place at Berns in Stockholm. The two young scientists have developed a new method to produce reduced graphene oxide, a material that can be used to purify water.
The Crown Princess of Sweden also awarded the Diploma of Excellence to Tatsuyoshi Odai and Narumi Sakamoto from Japan. The pair has worked on developing a system that produces food while eutrophied lakes are purified using a combination of plants, bacteria and fungi.
The Stockholm Junior Water Prize is an international science competition with participants from over 30 countries aged 15-20. The prize is awarded annually during the World Water Week.
The World Water Week is held from 26 until 31 August this year. During this week experts, decision-makers, and innovators from around the globe gather in Stockholm to discuss water issues. The week is organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute.
Since 1994, Crown Princess Victoria has been patron of the Stockholm Junior Water Prize, and thus she annually awards the prize. In her work as UN ambassador for the Sustainable Development Goals, she primarily focuses on issues related to water and health. Also, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium and Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser of Qatar are among the advocates of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN.
Crown Princess Victoria and King Carl XVI Gustaf will attend several other activities in connection to the World Water Week. Crown Princess Victoria already visited the Stockholm International Water Institute.