The Crown Princess presents the Stockholm Junior Water Prize

The Crown Princess with the winner of the Stockholm Junior Water Prize, Macinley Butson from Australia.

The Crown Princess with the winner of the Stockholm Junior Water Prize, Macinley Butson from Australia. Photo: Jonas Borg

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 Prizeexternal link, opens in new window (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.

Diana Virgovicova from the UK received the Diploma of Excellence from The Crown Princess.

Diana Virgovicova from the UK received the Diploma of Excellence from The Crown Princess. Photo: Jonas Borg

The Crown Princess has been patron of the Stockholm Junior Water Prize since 1994. The prize is presented during World Water Week.

The Crown Princess with participants at the Stockholm Junior Water Prize 2019.

The Crown Princess with participants at the Stockholm Junior Water Prize 2019. Photo: Jonas Borg

World Water Week 2019

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 Weekexternal link, opens in new window, a global water conference arranged by the Stockholm International Water Instituteexternal link, opens in new window (SIWI).

This year's themes were water, ecosystems and human development.

The conference saw the involvement of 3,300 people from 130 different countries.

The UN's global sustainable development goals

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 groupexternal link, opens in new window.

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 websiteexternal link, opens in new window.