Canadian student wins 2022 Stockholm Junior Water Prize

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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.


  • 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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