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Students from Kazakhstan’s Karoy Village near the Tiger Reintroduction Landscape placed third in a nation-wide water use project competition
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Students from Kazakhstan’s Karoy Village near the Tiger Reintroduction Landscape placed third in a nation-wide water use project competition

27 april 2021
The first nation-wide competition of high school students' projects on water use and conservation was held on 19-23 April in Kazakhstan. Organized by the Miras International School and Nursultan Nazarbayev Education Foundation, the event was also supported by WWF-Russia in Central Asia, with the assistance of the Stockholm International Water Institute.

The following organizations also provided support: “Kazphosphate”, Kazakh-British Technical University, Kazakh-German University and the International University of Information Technologies.

The winners, decided by a jury, were as follows:

1st place - Tomiris Smogulova with the project "Sustainable protection of water from oil spills", Nazarbayev Intellectual School of Chemistry and Biology, Pavlodar;

2nd place - Margulan Sagyndyk, Anastas Argutin with the project "Clean water in every home", International School of Almaty, Almaty;

3rd place – Dilnaz Ulanqyzy, Ayat Tynymbek, and Asel Zhanbolat, with the project "Rational use of water in the school area", Ulgili Secondary School, Karoy village, Balkhash District.

The children from Karoy village in Kazakhstan - the winners in a nation-wide water use project competition
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Grigory Mazmaniants, Director of WWF-Russia Central Asian Program: "This year, WWF, with the support of the Global Water Challenge, launched a water conservation project in the Balkhash district of the Almaty region. The use of drip irrigation will significantly save water at a regional scale, which in turn will help preserve the unique nature of the Ili River delta and Lake Balkhash. It is very important for us that the youth of the village of Karoy supported this initiative and decided to introduce drip irrigation at their school. The students deserved to be among the winners of this competition".

In total, 23 projects from 17 schools of Almaty, Nur-Sultan, Shymkent, Atyrau, Pavlodar, Semey, Petropavlovsk and Karoy village took part in the competition. According to the jury members, there were many worthy projects in aqua- and hydroponics, drip irrigation, oil pollution clean-up, and home water filtration.

The nation-wide competition of water projects was held with the aim of developing and encouraging the scientific, technical and project activities of high school students in Kazakhstan in the field of sustainable water use, to solve the problems of water treatment, water purification and conservation of water resources supporting natural ecosystems.

The contest is the national round of the prestigious international competition “Stockholm Junior Water Prize”, which is held under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and, since 1997, has annually attracted thousands of participants from more than 30 countries.

For additional information please contact
Director of the Central Asian Program Office of WWF-Russia