Prior to the national final, the international jury had shortlisted five projects, all of which were presented by their young authors at the final. The event was held back-to-back with the Global Water Partnership’s annual Regional Days and representatives of all thirteen regions attended the Hungarian final of Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP).
The future young water experts presented their projects and main findings, and had to reply to detailed questions from jury. After the presentations, in a closed session the jury selected the winner. The decision was based on the same judging criteria as for the international final: relevance, creativity, methodology, subject knowledge, practical skills, report and presentation. Subject for assesment were both the written version of the project and the presentation including the interview.
„Hillside water management and possibilities of melioration in the Csatári-valley“ by Bence Zsolt Rappay is the winner of the Stockholm Junior Water Prize – Hungarian competition 2018. The jury not only found the results of the project feasible and contributing to the sustainable development of the region, but they also suggested the approach could be applied to other wine growing areas under moderate climate.
The official handing of the prize took place on 28 May by the patron of the Hungarian competition Mr. János Áder, President of the republic in his office. The student will represent Hungary during the international final of the SJWP on 25-30 August in Stockholm.