After spending an inspiring week in Stockholm, full of science, social activities, new friendships, meeting royals, and of course a tough competition, the finalists return home to their busy lives, often losing the momentum to solve the world’s water problems that was built during the competition season.
WaterTank is an opportunity to keep these bright young talents engaged and motivated. And our chance to help them stay in touch with the water community.
Through WaterTank we hope to help build towards the next generation of water professionals and keep inspiring more young people to tackle the challenges of a water insecure world.
We really believe that the projects and approaches developed by the Alumni can be used to solve many of the world’s most challenging problems. Through mentorship and by connecting Alumni with the right partners we hope that we can bring these projects to practice.
Each year, thousands of young people (age 15-20) enter SJWP national competitions and design water-related projects of environmental, scientific, social or technological significance. Over 100,000 young innovators participate each year, from some 3o countries.
National finalists travel are invited to Stockholm to represent their country at the international final during the world’s leading annual event on water -World Water Week. The overall winner receives a USD 15,000 award and a blue crystal prize sculpture.
H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden is the Patron of the Prize. It is hosted by Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), and delivered by independent national organizers, with support from SIWI and in accordance with its prize guidelines.Stockholm Junior Water Prize
Based in Stockholm, Sweden, it seeks to influence behavioural change withir the areas of water governance and transboundary water management, as we as in international policy processes.
It convenes the leading annual global event on water – World Water Week, and hosts the world’s most respected awards for water achievement -Stockholm Water Prize and Stockholm Junior Water Prize.Siwi World water week webpage
34 countries from around the world participate in Stockholm Junior Water Prize. In all countries, SIWI cooperates with a national organizer that arranges a national contest and nominates a candidate to the international final. Click on each country name on the map below for details about the organizer. If you are interested in becoming a national organizer please contact Ms Ania Andersch.
Xylem is a world leader in water technology, providing equipment and services for water and wastewater applications with a broad portfolio of products and services that address the full cycle of water — from collection, distribution and use to its return to the environment.
Through the signature citizenship program, Xylem Watermark, they bring clean water, sanitation and hygiene education to schools and communities in emerging markets, and respond with water solutions when disaster strikes around the globe.
The Raincoat Foundation was founded in 2015 by Mikaela and Peter Granström. Their policy is simple – support initiatives that will create awareness and knowledge where it is low, and solution-oriented water projects where action will make a real difference.
Clean water is a non-issue to most Swedes as it flows on demand from every tap around our cities, villages and homes. To some 65o million people on this earth it just doesn’t happen that way. Until proven wrong, they believe that this can be changed and that there can be access to clean and safe water, for everyone.