Water is not an available element for all the 7 billion people on earth. "Clean water" is like a luxury to many. Living in a society where all we need to get clean water is to turn on the tap, seldom do we think about the thousands of water related problems our race suffers, and the upcoming water challenges the world might face.
The WHO estimates that 97% of the people of Bangladesh have access to water and only 40% percent have proper sanitation. With a staggering 60% of the population that has to endure unsafe drinking water, the nation is in danger.
According to the WHO, the levels of arsenic have contributed to the largest mass poisoning in history, affecting an estimated30-35 million people in Bangladesh. Adding to it prevails thousands of more water tragedies, making lives difficult and dropping the level of the quality of life in affected regions.
SJWP gives you an opportunity - a firm platform and the guidance you need - to think about water problems and discover your ability to solve them. Participants from SJWP,BD had shown great enthusiasm in solving water problems from a global perspective. No matter you solve a water related problem in your locality or a global problem, your contribution counts.
Give your creativity and science-love a stir. Join us this season at Stockholm Junior Water Prize and take full advantage of the chance to become a dynamic young scientist!
Maisha Ahsan Momo
IHE, University of Dhaka.