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Australian Stockholm Junior Water Prize 2022 Finalist Presentation Webinar - Winner Announced

Icon of a calendar 8 Apr, 2022 - 8 Apr, 2022 | Small clock icon 12:30pm – 1.30pm AEST | Icon of a map pin Zoom

Join this free webinar on 8 April to hear from amazing young scientists presenting on their Australian Stockholm Junior Water Prize projects!

Hosted by Australian Water Association, the webinar will feature this year's Australian Stockholm Junior Water Prize finalists (to be announced on 4 April). Each finalist will be given 8 minutes to present on their project followed by a short Q&A session.

We would also like to thank the award sponsor Xylem for their generous support.

Following the presentations, we will also be announcing the National Winner live.

Webinar Details

Date Friday 8th April 2022
Time 12:30pm to 1:30pm AEST
Location Zoom
Registration Free
 

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2022 Finalists

The following 4 water science projects are in the running for this year’s award:

3_Max Zhao_Barker College

Remote-Control Raft

Max Zhao, Barker College

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Project Overview
Max's project is a remote-control prototype that is able to efficiently collect floating plastic waste within polluted water bodies. In order to be successful in its function, it must be waterproof, easily controlled with a user-friendly interface, and able to effectively gather substantial amounts of waste in less time it would take volunteers to manually remove that same amount.

5_Julia Cummins_PLC SydneyWhy Silver Might Not be Gold in Water

Julia Cummins, PLC Sydney

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Project Overview
Julia's This experiment is designed to determine the minimum concentration of nanosilver which causes toxicity to Daphnia magna by studying the population and heart rates of the aquatic organism Daphnia magna in different concentrations of nanosilver (0.00 mg/L, 0.25 mg/L, 0.50 mg/L, 0.75 mg/L and 1.00 mg/L) over a period of 60 minutes.

8_Miriam Gray_Cooks Hill CampusHow Does Greywater Effect Plant Growth?

Miriam Gray, Cooks Hill Campus

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Project Overview
Thousands of litres of grey water come out of our washing machines every week. This could be a great untapped water supply for our gardens and plants - Miriam's project focused on investigating this by grow four different plants, snapdragons, basil, parsley and beans. I will plant them in sand, so that the only nutrients will be gained from the irrigation fluid they are watered with.
13_Cici Zhou_Queensland Academy for Health SciencesProbiotic Water Treatment: The Effect of Probiotic Lactobacillus Strains on The Inhibition and Degradation of E. Coli Biofilms as a Novel Method for Waterborne Pathogenesis Control

Cici Zhou, Queensland Academy for Health Sciences

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Project Overview
Cici's project addressed the topic of bacterial biofilms in waterways, as they cause water contamination, and are linked and contribute to pathogenesis and development of chronic illnesses. The aim of her investigation was to explore whether probiotics are a viable solution in inhibiting and degrading biofilms on surfaces in waterway, and whether a single or multi-species strain would be more effective.

What is the Stockholm Junior Water Prize?
The Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) is the most prestigious youth award for a water-related science project at high school. The prize taps into the unlimited potential of today’s youth as they seek to
address water challenges.

Created in 1997 by the Stockholm Water Foundation, the prize was established to mirror the adult Stockholm Water Prize. The Stockholm International Water Institute facilitates the international competition and the student prize enjoys the patronage of HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden. The Australian Water Association organises the Australian competition with support from Xylem. The Australian Stockholm Junior Water Prize (ASJWP) aims to inspire students to develop solutions to real water problems and encourages students into careers in the international and Australian water community.

To find out more about this award, please visit our Awards Page.

For more information please contact: 
Tomo Okai, Senior Event Manager
Ph: 02 9467 8434 | E: tokai@awa.asn.au

 Thank you to our Award Sponsor
 
 Xylem

 

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