Canadian student wins 2022 Stockholm Junior Water Prize
Annabelle M. Rayson, a Canadian student, has won the prestigious Stockholm Junior Water Prize for the year 2022 for her research on ways to treat and prevent harmful algae blooms.
IMPORTANT FACTS :
- Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, who is the official patron of the award, announced the winner during a ceremony at World Water Week in Stockholm.
Harmful algae bloom (HAB) refers to the uncontrolled growth of algae.
This causes toxic or harmful effects on organisms such as fish, sheep, marine mammals and birds.
About Stockholm Junior Water Prize :
It is an international competition in which students aged 15 to 20 submit solutions to major water challenges.
It has been organised annually since 1997 by the Stockholm International Water Institute in collaboration with Xylem, an American water technology provider.
The award is a part of World Water Week.
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