The Science Teachers Association NSW and the Australian Water Association congratulate Emma Serisier on being shortlisted for the Stockholm Junior Water Prize.

Ms Emma Serisier, from Coffs Harbour, a budding, young, female scientist has juggled school work, bushfires and an impressive science project to compete on the international stage. 

“Very simply, my research, Crack for the Future, shows that the redirection of eggshell from landfill to soil can attract and soak up phosphates from fertilisers and manures and retain them in the soil, that would otherwise run off and pollute waterways." Says Ms Serisier.

“For the first time in history, the Stockholm Junior Water Prize is being complemented by a People’s Choice Award. We’re extremely proud to get behind Emma and support her on this exciting journey. Emma follows in the footsteps of many clever young water scientists. With Australia winning the 2019 competition, Emma’s entry this year continues to showcase Australia’s excellence in water science on an international stage,” says Ms Corrinne Cheesman, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Water Association.

“Emma is a rising female star of science in Australia and a role model for young emerging scientists across the country, especially in rural areas,” says Ms Margaret Shepherd, President of the Science Teachers Association NSW.