World Water Youth Initiative
THE PLAN: Catalyzing change in the water and sanitation sector
In the Fall of 2010, Water For People, Black & Veatch and ITT, with the support of the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) came together to support national winners of the 2010 Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition from Ghana and the Netherlands who had innovative ideas to solve the global water and sanitation crisis. During the past year, the students were able to improve and implement their projects, both of which provide new insight into ensuring access to safe drinking water in the developing world.
Accomplishments & Highlights of the Year
- Teams participated in monthly training and reporting sessions with water and sanitation professionals, enhancing their skills and leadership as future professionals.
- Teams worked together in Ghana to fine tune their projects, connecting with each other and enhancing their cross-cultural communication.
- Dutch team progressed substantially in their development of a prototype that uses mechanical energy from a hand pump to spark ozone creation within the pump which will disinfect water at the source
- Ghanaian team developed a water filter using local materials, constructed a water system for a community in Ghana, and provided education and training to the to residents to promote good hygiene and sanitation practices
Year’s Work in Photos