dws-bright-water-heads-winners-2013-770px-1 In a thrilling finale Dutch student team Kimberly Schoenmaker (right) and Lotte Hoes (left) of the Christian Lyceum Zeist won the Bright Water Heads Award 2013 on 14 June.

With their idea for cities with green roofs for storage of rainwater to prevent urban flooding, they defeated the other Dutch student teams that participated in the national contest.

Both students will be the Dutch representatives for the Stockholm Junior Water Prize. This competition will take place September 1-6 at the World Water Week in Stockholm.

dws-bright-water-heads-home-page-300pxNine student teams
This year nine student teams participated in the national Bright Water Heads contest, presenting their innovative ideas on water.
The ideas varied from new water filtration systems to new methods to determine phosphate concentrations in silted waters.

dws-bright-water-heads-mythbusters-300px-1Mythbusting: water treatment is complicated and expensive
The winning entry was chosen by both a jury of experts and public votes.The winning entry of the public voting was a mythbusting video on the assumption that the production of clean drinking water is an expensive and complicated process.

About Dutch Bright Water Head Award
Bright Water Heads is the Dutch national contest qualifying students with innovative ideas for the international Stockholm Junior Water Prize.

The international Stockholm Junior Water Prize is a competition that encourages young people's interest in water and environmental issues. Beginning in 1997, the award is given annually for an outstanding water project by a young person or a small group of young people at a ceremony held during the World Water Week in Stockholm.

The international Stockholm Junior Prize winner receives a USD 5,000 scholarship and a blue crystal sculpture in the shape of a water droplet.

More information
Stockholm Junior Water Prize

Knappe Waterhoofden
(all in Dutch)


Final ceremony of the Next generation water leaders in Stockholm 2012: the winners from over 30 countries.


Entry of Dutch student team:  Mythbusting - production of drinking water is complicated and expensive.


More on Stockholm Water Week 2013 on this site
- Stockholm water week: New platform addresses conflicting claims over fresh water use, 5 September 2013
- Stockholm water week: Tata Group breaks ground with industrial water footprint, 4 September 2013
- Stockholm water week: Collaboration with private sector make water suppliers aware water delivery is a service, 4 September 2013
- Stockholm water week: “Put nature-based solutions at the heart of sustainable WASH”, 3 September 2013
- Stockholm Water Week: Dutch activities on the exhibition floor, 3 September 2013 
- Stockholm Water Week: “Only collective action can deliver water services that last”, 3 September 2013
- Busy agenda for Dutch water experts at Stockholm Water week 2013, 30 August 2013