ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Water Environment Federation (WEF) proudly announces the 2013 state winners of the U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP), according to a press release.

See a complete list of winners.

WEF Member Associations (MAs) selected and will sponsor state winners and their science teachers to attend the national competition, hosted by the Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association, June 14-15, 2013, in Portland, Ore.

The purpose of the SJWP program is to increase students’ interest in water-related issues and research and to raise awareness about global water challenges, noted the release.

The competition is open to projects aimed at enhancing the quality of life through improvement of water quality, water resources management, water protection and water and wastewater treatment, stated the release.

“WEF congratulates these talented state winners, who represent some of the most innovative thinking in water science today,” said WEF President Cordell Samuels. “We wish them the best of luck at the national competition and are very grateful to our Member Associations for their tremendous support of this important program. WEF’s continued support for the SJWP underscores our commitment to the development of future professionals in the water sector.”

Read the entire press release here.