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From the Newsfeed: PNCWA Sponsored Students to Compete at the U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize Contest

Alex Howard (Timberline High School, Boise ID), Cheney Sung (Oregon Episcopal School, Portland OR) and Sagarika Samavedi (Interlake High School, Bellevue WA have been selected as 2018 state winners of the U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize, the nation’s most prestigious youth award for a water-related science project.


Alex's project project is Investigating the Water Filtration Capabilities of Carbon-Coated Oyster Shells)” and his teacher is Annie Schmidt.

Alex started developing his project in 2015 and 2016, and his project won the Community Impact Award (North America) in the 2016 Google Science Fair (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82kVGj8o-Zo) . In 2014, when Alex was 15, he had been disappointed to see how difficult it was for the average inner city family to access lead-free drinking water during Flint, Michigan's water crisis in 2014. Eager to create an affordable lead filter option for people to use, he began researching the issue and found that water served to over 6M people across the US contains lead levels that can cause serious illnesses in children and adults. Continue

Utility of the Future (UOTF) Today Recognition Program

The Utility of the Future (UOTF) Today Recognition Program returns for a third year to honor water resource recovery facilities for community engagement, watershed stewardship, and recovery of resources such as water, energy, and nutrients. Application closes May 30.

Utility of the Future Today recognition celebrates the achievements of forward-thinking, innovative water utilities that are providing resilient value-added service to communities, particularly in community engagement, watershed stewardship, and recovery of resources such as water, energy, and nutrients.

The Utility of the Future framework provides a model for utilities of all sizes to achieve more efficient operations, enhanced productivity, and long-term sustainability. The recognition program component, Utility of the Future Today, was launched in 2016 by four water sector organizations—the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), the Water Environment Federation (WEF), the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) and WateReuse, with input from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Continue

My Water Legacy Videos

PNCWA "My Water Legacy" videos have been share nationwide with other WEF Member Associations. These are the first three of a series of videos highlighting several members. Speakers include Layne McWilliams, Richard Finger, Lara Kammereck, Court Harris,Nicki Pozos, Candice Au-Yeung, Shannon Ostendorff, Cyndy Bratz, Steve James, and Dale RichwineTell about your water legacy. We'll publish it!


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