The Stockholm Junior Water prize has been won by an Indian-American girl Eshani Jha for her research on decontaminating water. The winner was announced by Sweden’s crown princess Victoria during an online award ceremony as a part of the World Water Week in capital Stockholm. After World Food prize, now the Water prize has also gone to someone of Indian origin.
Eshani’s efforts in finding a simpler, cost effective way of cleaning fresh water by replacing active carbon with biochar made her the absolute winner. Her invention would make water filters more efficient and cheaper. She is from Lynbrook High School San Jose, California.