by Xuefei Chen Axelsson
Stockholm, o help celebrate the 20th jubilee of the Stockholm Junior Water Prize, SIWI has launched an alumni and accelerator platform for finalists – the Water Tank. The platform aims to help finalists turn projects into practice, with support from advisors and organisations from the global water community.
For 20 years, the Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition has engaged thousands of young people (age 15-20), who design water-related projects of environmental, scientific, social or technological significance. The international final is held in Stockholm during World Water Week. Participating in the competition has changed the paths of many of the finalists and winners.
Through the establishment of the Water Tank, SIWI, together with partners Xylem and Raincoat Foundation, help finalists to connect with the SIWI and World Water Week community and get the guidance, input and support needed to commercialize their projects. Open to all Stockholm Junior Water Prize finalists from the last 20 years, it will also be a great tool for finding water talent.
The platform provides opportunities for more seasoned professionals to participate as advisors or mentors. There are also many ways organizations can support this initiative.
The Water Tank is launched in conjunction with World Water Week and the 20th jubilee of the Stockholm Junior Water Prize.