The students Naomi Estay and Omayra Toro from Chile received the 2013 Stockholm Junior Water Prize today for their work on how living organisms can help clean oil spills in extremely low temperatures. H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden presented the prize at the award ceremony at the World Water Week.
The Chilean team travelled to Antarctica and managed to identify a whole dozen of bacterial strains with the potential to clean up oil spills, by metabolising it, in extremely low temperatures.
A Diploma of Excellence was awarded to the Yeari Vigder and Noam Arye Nassi from Israel, for a project that proposes a cheap and easy way to use remote sensing system for farmers in developing countries.
Webcasts from the award ceremony