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U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize winners
The competition empowers students to identify and research water issues,
pursue careers in water sustainability, and raise awareness of global
water challenges. The showcase contains a wide spectrum of projects that
may include improvements in water quality, water resource management,
water protection, drinking water and wastewater treatment. In the U.S.,
Chang and Thorpe’s winning paper, “A Novel Approach to Rapidly and Sensitively Detect and Purify Water Contaminated with Shigella, E. coli, Salmonella, and Cholera,” highlights that waterborne diseases cause 3.4 million deaths annually. Chang and Thorpe’s winning project involved the development of an efficient and rapid method to detect minute levels of bacteria and purify the water of pathogens.
“As a leading global water technology and solutions company, we
encourage and support innovative projects that focus on protecting our
precious water sources,” said
The project received the top honor at the national competition held
The two U.S. runners-up were
Xylem works to provide sustainable and efficient water solutions to the world’s most pressing water challenges. Through its corporate citizenship program Watermark, Xylem helps provide safe water resources for communities in need across the globe as well as educate people about water issues. This competition fosters excitement in young people to pursue answers to water-related problems, supporting Xylem’s mission of solving water.
Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology company committed to
developing innovative technology solutions to the world’s water
challenges. The Company’s products and services move, treat, analyze,
monitor and return water to the environment in public utility,
industrial, residential and commercial building services, and
agricultural settings. With its
The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is the tissue that transports water in plants, highlighting the engineering efficiency of our water-centric business by linking it with the best water transportation of all – that which occurs in nature. For more information, please visit us at www.xylem.com.