Monday, 24 August 2009

Turkish Student Wins Stockholm Junior Water Prize

The Stockholm Water Foundation and the Stockholm International Water Institute awarded 18-year-old Ceren Burcak Dag of Nisantasi, Turkey the 2009 Stockholm Junior Water Prize. Cerek won the honour for developing an innovative method for generating energy through piezoelectric pulses from falling raindrops.

The young woman competed with a record-breaking field of more than 8600 projects from around the world. The award ceremony was held at the 2009 World Water Week which was held in Stockholm from 16 - 22 August.

The World Water Week in Stockholm is the annual meeting place for the planet’s most urgent water-related issues. Organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), it brings together experts, practitioners, decision makers and leaders from around the globe to exchange ideas, foster new thinking and develop solutions.

The jury also awarded Diplomas of Excellence to Emily Elhacham of Israel and Mary Zhao of Canada (seen below with Ceren Burcak Dag) for their respective projects Detecting water contamination chemical sensors using metal nanoparticle networks and Grasping water: A novel method of inducing precipitation using the Ice Nucleating Protein.

Photos: Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)

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