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Ukrainian Youth Water Prize - 2013


2013.04.13 Ukrainian Youth Water Prize - 2013

Water: how not to pollute, not clean - a definite conclusion made by high school students in their works submitted to the contest "Ukrainian Youth Water Prize", the final of which was held on 9-12 April 2013 at NTUU KPI at the Chemical Engineering Department. The main objective of the competition is to attract more children to solving problems of water pollution, lack of drinking water, its rational use.

As we know, the United Nations declared 2013 to be the International Year of Water Cooperation. The problem of providing the population with clean water is being solved by youth researchers - the contestants. In numerous studies they offer simple solutions that are available to each of us.

For example, young researchers concluded that the placement of reserves and protected areas of the rivers is the most efficient, economically effective mean. Among the cheapest measures is the awareness-campaign work. Given the current disastrous state of water resources, young researchers propose original technical solutions for efficient use of water and methods of treatment.

Competition "national junior water prize" is a National Stage of International Competition "Stockholm Junior Water Prize", which is held annually in Stockholm. Ninth consecutive year Ukraine is a participant of this prestigious competition . In our country, it is held by the publishing "EKOinform”.

International Competition is held as part of World Water Week in Stockholm. Here the awards are - "Stockholm Water Prize" (Stockholm Water Prize) - for the best scientific development, "youth Stockholm Water Prize" (Stockholm Junior Water Prize, SJWP) - for the best youth project and "Stockholm industrial water reward" (Stockholm Industry Water Award) - for the most efficient use of water in industry. This is the most prestigious international competitions in the preservation of the aquatic environment.

In our country, the competition is held under the patronage of the Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Education and Science and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine in cooperation with the Chemical Engineering Department "KPI", National ecological center of Ukraine, the Ukrainian water company "WaterNet" GP "Research and design Institute of Municipal Economy" CE "Water Information Center" and JSC "AK" Kyivvodokanal ".

General Partner of the Contest is representation of "DOW Europe" GmbH, which has been working in Ukraine for about 15 years and is known worldwide with its development of innovative technologies and environmentally friendly materials. The partners of the competition is also a leading company in the field of water treatment and purification SPA "ECOSOFT" and importer of equipment for water and wastewater company "Santehplast"

Grand Prix was taken by the work "autonomous device for protection of water from the fish killing" by Zenoviya Shvayka (Lviv);

Second place was awarded to the work "wave power" by Michael Litovchenko (Dnepropetrovsk);

Third place was taken by the work "micro-hydro project with hydraulic piezoceramic generator" Annie Mulyarchuk (p. Dzvynyachka, Borshchiv district, Ternopil region).

Company "DOW Europe" GmbH awarded work, " Experimental study of influence of the shape and material of the electrode on the intensity of the flow process of electrolysis in the energy system of the power plant " by Victor Kurylenko (Krivoy Rog) with a visit to the research center of the DOW water in Tarragona (Spain ).

Special prizes were also taken by such works:

“Self-cleaning filter widespread use " by John Gumeniuk ( Krasilov , Khmelnitsky region .);

"Forced mini powerhouse " authors Basil turbines and village Aliyev (p. Mezhvodnoe , the Black Sea region, the Crimea );

" Study of the dynamics of anthropogenic pollution Salgyr River in the city of Simferopol " by Juliana Kushnirok (Simferopol , Crimea );

" Hidrotaran - a source of alternative energy ," author Victoria Migal ( Halych, Ivano -Frankivsk region .).

Special awards were taken by such works work :

" Archetype of water in contemporary embroidery " by Julia Saprykina (Rivne );

" culture water during the Crimean Khanate " by Xenia Turbine (p. Mezhvodnoe , the Black Sea region, the Crimea );

" The study of the ecological state of the river Stvyha " by Angelica Lopuha ( Rokytne , Rivne region .);

" Natural and artificial water filters. Production of filters at home "by Daria Bogdan ( c Shakhtarsk , Donetsk region .).

Adrian Lysak , secretary of the organizing committee

On Wednesday , April 10 , at 9:30 we would like to invite media representatives to a press conference to be held at the opening of NTU "KPI" international competition "Ukrainian Youth Water Prize ».

After the press conference at 10:00 the opening ceremony of the competition will take place together with a festive concert.

The event is expected to be visited by the deputy director of the Department of Environment of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine Mykola Movchan , representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the State Water Resources Agency of Ukraine , President of the Technical University "Kyiv Polytechnic Institute " Michael Zgurovsky, Chairman of JSC " AK" Kyivvodokanal "Valery Chenchevyy , Deputy Director of NGO " Ecosoft "Elena Usyk , Commercial Director, Dow Water & Process Solutions in the Middle east and Africa Gergely Nagy , chairman of the jury " VYUVP 2013 , " head of the laboratory of ion exchange and adsorption NTU" KPI " Tatiana Mitchenko, organizer of " national junior water prize " Oksana Denis and others .

Address of event : National Technical University of Ukraine " Kyiv Polytechnic Institute" ( Avenue , 37 , Bldg. 1, Academic Council Hall of NTU " KPI»)

„National junior water prize " is a national stage of international competition" Youth Stockholm Water Prize " , which is held every year since 1997 by the Stockholm Water Foundation . The aim of the competition is to attract young people to the problems of conservation and sustainable use of water resources .

Attention ! For media representatives registration is required . It will take place till 9:30 am on April 10, 2013 . Phone for registration: (044) 280-14-35 (067) 656-06-79 , Larissa Hloza .

Competition program of "Ukrainian Youth Water Prize »

April 9 , Tuesday. National Technical University " Kyiv Polytechnic Institute" ave. , 37 (metro station « Polytechnic »)

8:00-13:00 - Registration of participants ( building lobby . 4 NTU "KPI" ). 14:00-15:30 - SEMINAR FOR TEACHERS (large chemical laboratory , Bldg. 4, NTU "KPI" ): - "Recent developments in the water industry" - Advisor to the Chairman of the Board JSC " AK " Kyivvodocanal " for information policy Victoria Yakovleva - "How to achieve a desired result ." Presentation of the book "Water" - the chief coordinator of the contest Oksana Denis - Presentation of the regional group Mizhvodnenskoyi secondary school art. - A teacher of the highest category of the secondary school in Mezhvodnoye art. Ludmila Druzhnikova . 14:00-15:00 - Tour of KPI for participants. 15:00-17:45 - protection works Kiev participants (large chemical laboratory , Bldg. 4, NTU "KPI" ). 15:00-16:30 - Excursion to the Museum of sewer Kyiv JSC " AK " Kyivvodocanal " (departure from the building . 4, Chemical Engineering Department). 17:00-17-30 - Preparation work for the protection ekoseminar library . 19:00-20:00 - dating review environmental film ( episode 1 ).

April 10 , Wednesday. NTU "KPI", Library of NTU "KPI", 2 fl .

9:00-9:30 - Preparation work for the defense. 9:30-10:00 - Press conference for journalists. 10:00 12:00 - GRAND OPENING COMPETITION media presentation exploring the order of competition , introduction of participants

• Eco-environmental performance of search group "Guard" Komsomolsk;

• Welcoming speech of the invited guests for the participants;

• Presentation of the Competition;

• Speech of the contest winner for the urban environmental teams and theaters Komsomolsk - eco-search group "worth".

12:00-14:00 - 14:00-15:00 protection work - lunch break.

15:00-18:00 - protection works.

16:00-18:00 - Excursion to the museum 'Water Information Center. "

18:30-19:00 - water dance lesson.

19:00-21:00 – watching the environmental film (episode 2)

April 11, Thursday NTU "KPI", a library of NTU "KPI» 9:00-11:00 - protection of the works.

11:00-11:15 - Break.

11:15-13:15 - defense of the works.

13:30-14:30 - lunch break.

14:30-17:00 - defense of the works.

16:00-18:00 – visit to the museum 'Water Information Center. "

17:00-18:00 - Meeting the jury to determine the winners.

19:00-22:00 – ANNOUNCEMENT of the finalists: dinner, awards, concert.

April 12, Tuesday. Great Chemical Laboratory, Bldg. 4 NTU "KPI».

9:30-11:30 - Protection of the final work. 11:30-13:00 - Break / Working of the jury to determine the winners.

13:00-14:00 - GRAND AWARD CEREMONY OF THE WINNERS

Final: Awards and diplomas.

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