IIT Madras begins application for ‘Stockholm Junior Water Prize’ | Education News

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) today launched the inaugural India edition of the ‘Stockholm Junior Water Prize’, a Global Water Challenge for school students in Classes 9 to 12.

It is being organized to recognize and celebrate the innovative efforts of young minds in addressing critical water-related challenges. The champion team will represent India at the esteemed Stockholm Junior Water Prize in Sweden, which will be held from August 25 to 29, 2024 as a part of World Water Week.

The Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition is being hosted by the Sustainability Venture Studio at the School of Sustainability, IIT Madras, in partnership with the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and sponsored by Aquamap – Center for Water Management and Policy, IIT Madras.

Participants can fill out the application form and submit comprehensive project documentation by the deadline of 30th April 2024. The top 25 teams will be selected through a rigorous process by subject matter experts. School Students in Classes 9 to 12 and above 15 years of age can apply for the Stockholm Junior Water Prize via the following link – sjwpindia.in

— Ten outstanding teams from the top 25 will be honored with the National Water Champions Award.

Festive offers

— The top 25 teams will have the opportunity to exhibit their projects at IIT Madras.

— Recognition will be given to schools demonstrating commitment to water and environmental concerns.

— Each of the top 25 teams will undergo training in presentation skills and receive certificates from SJWP India and IIT Madras.

The competition aims to spotlight outstanding projects tackling various global water challenges, including but not limited to Water Pollution, Unequal Access to clean water and sanitation, Water Scarcity, High Groundwater Stress, Agricultural Water Use, Water Governance & management, and Ecosystem Degradation.

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