Hungarian President János Áder congratulated the winners of this year’s Junior Water Prize at a ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden.
As we wrote yesterday, Hungarian President János Áder discussed ocean pollution, overfishing and Sweden’s commitments to fighting climate change made at the 2015 Paris climate summit with Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf in Stockholm. Later in the evening, Áder attended the Junior Water Prize award ceremony.
In the ceremony late on Tuesday, Ader said that connecting commitment, creativity, youthful impetus together with new scientific results would be the challenge of the next generation of water experts.
Students of Hungary’s Szent László Gimnazium of Kőbanya, Budapest, represented Hungary at the 2017 Junior Water Prize.
The awards ceremony took place in the presence of Crown Princess Victoria, the competition’s patron.
Áder said in his speech that the population explosion, the water crisis, melting glaciers, rising sea levels, and increasingly severe droughts all have dramatic consequences for the world.