Macinley Butson from Australia wins Stockholm Junior Water Prize 2019
Macinley Butson’s project developed a new, novel and innovative ultraviolet sticker to accurately measure large UV exposures for solar disinfection of water. The SODIS sticker is capable of accurately measuring the solar UV exposure required to sanitize drinking water through two innovative products built together.
As an elated Macinley received her prize from H.R.H Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden.
“I am still in complete shock. There are no words to describe how I am feeling because I can’t process what has just happened. Amazing people have inspired me so much this year and I never expected this outcome Everyone here is doing so much amazing things and I feel confident the future is in good hands and I will never forget the connections I made here in Stockholm” said Mackinley Butson
A Diploma of Excellence was also awarded to Diana Virgovicova, United Kingdom, for her discovery of a New Photocatalyst to Solve Water Pollution. In their citation the Jury stated that Diana Virgovicova has.“solved a long-lasting challenge by opening new windows in using fundamental science combined with the most recent technics within chemistry to formulate a novel molecule with with high potential in promising future water treatment“
The Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition brings together students from 35 countries. During World Water Week, the world’s leading yearly water event, national winners gather in Stockholm to vie for the international title. The prize is sponsored by Xylem, the Raincoat Foundation and Stockholm Vatten & Avfall.
Macinley Butson from Australia wins Stockholm Junior Water Prize 2019 - Stockholm International Water Institute
Victoria pays tribute to the sea with a wavy dress: "Clear statement"
Victoria's fiery passion for water issues came to the fore when she appeared in a wavy blue design dress on Thursday.
This was when the Crown Princess participated in the award ceremony of the Stockholm Junior Water Prize at Berns in Stockholm.
- It is a clear statement that really emphasizes her commitment to water and the environment, says fashion expert Emma Danielsson.
On Thursday evening, Crown Princess Victoria presented the Stockholm Junior Water Prize. This year it was Macinley Butson who received the honorable prize from the always-stylish crown princess, this year wearing an exclusive deep blue design dress with photo print.
- It is a very clear indication of precisely the water in the print so it fits the occasion perfectly. It's a perfect combination between the playful in print and the very elegant style and dressy fit, says Emma Danielsson.
The Crown Princess succeeds with the unique dress combining her water engagement and great fashion interest in a very effective way, according to Emma Danielsson.
- It is a carefully thought-out choice and I would not be surprised if the dress was specially designed just for this occasion.
The Crown Princess wore the occasion in Swedish honor in a dress from Maxjenny and earrings from Hvorslev. Both the shoes and the bag are well-used favorites from the Crown Princess's wardrobe.
- Maxjenny is a favorite of Victoria and significant to her is that she works with this type of photo print and the pompous style we see here, says Emma Danielsson.
Kronpronsessan Victoria hyllar havet med svallande klänning
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden wows in stunning blue floor-length gown _ Daily Mail Online
Stora lyckan för Victoria på Junior Water Prize _ Svensk Dam
Hemliga budskapet bakom Victorias klänning på Junior Water Prize _ Svensk Dam