Doland student headed to national water science competition

Emily Foiles

RAYMOND — Emily Foiles, a student at Doland High School, has been named the state winner of the 2019 Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) competition – the world’s most prestigious youth award for a water-related science project.
Selected for her project on the effects of gray water, Foiles will represent South Dakota at the national competition, June 15, in Columbus, Ohio. There she will compete against other young researchers from across the country for the opportunity to represent the United States at the international competition, which will take place in Stockholm, Sweden, in late August.
The purpose of the SJWP program is to increase students’ interest in water-related issues and to raise awareness about global water challenges. The competition is open to projects aimed at enhancing the quality of life through improvement of water quality, water resource management, water protection, and water and wastewater treatment.
In the United States, Water Environment Federation and its member associations organize the state and national SJWP competition with support from Xylem, Inc. WEF is a nonprofit technical and educational services organization dedicated to preserving and enhancing the global water environment. South Dakota Water Environment Association, the organizer of the South Dakota competition, is one of WEF’s 75 affiliated Member Associations.
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