Monday, August 20, 2007

More reasons for Mexicans to be proud - Junior Water prizes in Stockholm

The Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) is an international competition for students between the ages of 15 to 20 to encourage them to work on water problems and devise ingenious solutions to these. The 2007 SJWP went to Adriana Alcántara-Ruiz, Dalia Graciela Díaz-Gómez, and Carlos Hernández-Mejía from Mexico. Congratulations!!!! [Of course and not surprisingly, not many Mexican media outlets have made a fuss about this... why am I not surprised? Although I am happy that sources like Proceso, La Jornada and Reforma actually did pick on it.]

Mexicans have also made a presence in Stockholm in the past. Andrea Biswas-Tortajada won an honorable mention in the 2005 Best Poster Award competition for her poster on "Impact of Global Mega-Conferences on Water" (see pag. 14 of Stockholm Waterfront September 2005). Also, Itzel Garcia-Silva and Liliana Vargas-Meneses from Mexico were also awarded Diplomas of Excellence in the 2005 SJWP competition (see pag. 20 of Stockholm Waterfront September 2005). Congratulations to them too!

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