Water Journal : Water Journal November 2013
NOVEMBER 2013 WATER opportunity to showcase my research to a panel of judges. In Sydney, I was announced as the winner of the Australian Stockholm Junior Water Prize 2013, an achievement that would see me represent Australia in the international Stockholm Junior Water Prize in Sweden in September. I have recently returned home from Sweden and an experience which was the opportunity of a lifetime. I spent ve days in the company of 55 students from a total of 28 participating countries. I met some dedicated, innovative and truly amazing young people. During my time in Stockholm, I participated in the Stockholm Junior Water Prize fair where I presented my research to an international jury -- a panel of water experts from all around the world. Following the fair, I attended the winner's ceremony for the Prize, where I had the opportunity to meet HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, who later presented the winning students from Chile with their award. The students were also treated to a royal banquet the following evening, in the company of His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and his wife, Her Majesty Queen Silvia. This was a real honour and an experience all the students will cherish. Other highlights included a guided tour of the Old City, a visit to Xylem Water Solutions, the global sponsor of the Prize, and the chance to engage in international relations with other passionate young scientists. By entering the Australian Stockholm Junior Water Prize, I have had the chance to communicate my research ndings to a wider audience and am extremely grateful to my teacher/mentor, my family, the Australian Water Association and national sponsor Xylem, for the opportunity to represent my country on the world stage. This experience has shown me that science can take you anywhere. -- Declan Fahey, Winner, Australian Stockholm Junior Water Prize 2013 2014 BIOSOLIDS AND SOURCE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE: LAST CALL FOR PAPERS The Biosolids and Source Management Conferences will be held concurrently from 25--27 June 2014. The combined conference will explore both areas and link them together to provide an understanding of the whole life cycle of the system. Themes of the conference and abstract submission guidelines can also be found at www.awa.asn. au/bsmconference. Submissions are due Friday 15 November. UNCONVENTIONAL GAS AND WATER SHORT COURSE This one-day course, which takes place on 21 November in Perth, provides a broad overview of unconventional gas (onshore gas) and the effects that the extraction has on groundwater resources. With onshore gas currently at exploration stage in WA, this course is designed to keep participants abreast of current industry developments. The course will be based on the latest scienti c research and industry practice in regards to water management -- one of the critical operational challenges of working with unconventional gas. The preliminary program and registration is available at: www.awa.asn.au/unconventionalgas Entrants and guests at the Stockholm Junior Water Prize.
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