On Tuesday 27 August, The Crown Princess presented the Stockholm Junior Water Prize 2019 to Macinley Butson from Australia during a ceremony at Berns in Stockholm.
The Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) is an international science prize aimed at young people aged between 15 and 20. Participants from around 30 different countries took part in the competition, which was arranged in connection with the annual World Water Week in Stockholm.
This year's winner was Australia's Macinley Butson, who developed a new ultraviolet sticker that measures UV exposure for solar disinfection of water.
The Crown Princess also presented the Diploma of Excellence to Diana Virgovicova from the UK, for her discovery of a new photocatalyst that can be used to solve water pollution.
The Crown Princess has been patron of the Stockholm Junior Water Prize since 1994. The prize is presented during World Water Week.
From 25 to 30 August, experts, decision-makers and innovators from around the world came to Stockholm to discuss water-related issues during World Water Week, a global water conference arranged by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI).
This year's themes were water, ecosystems and human development.
The conference saw the involvement of 3,300 people from 130 different countries.
In January, the then UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon appointed The Crown Princess as one of 17 advocates for the work involved with the UN's sustainable development goals. The advocates' task is to promote the UN's sustainable development goals – Agenda 2030 – in various ways. From 2019, The Crown Princess will be part of the alumni group.
As an alumnus, The Crown Princess will continue to focus in particular on work relating to the sea and fishing.
Find out more about the global goals and Agenda 2030 at the UN's website.