Canadian Student Wins Stockholm Junior Water Prize

Canadian student Hayley Tedesco from Calgary has been awarded the  2014 Stockholm junior water prize! This is the second win for Canadian students at this prestigious international award. Last win was back in 2010 by Quebec students Alexandre Allard and Danny Luong.

Hayley’s winning project is a faster way to clean up toxic waste generated by oilsands extraction, using filters made from sand and bacteria. Todesco says that based on her research, her technique could break down toxic compounds found in oilsands tailings 14 times more quickly than letting them sit, stored in tailings ponds as they mainly are now.

To learn more about Hayley's project, visit the prize website.


Canadian Water and Wastewater Association