Students from Coláiste Ailigh, Co. Donegal win the Water Award at BT Young Scientist

The Water Forum would like to congratulate students Caolan, Daithi and Matthew and their teacher Shane Ó’Breacáin of Coláiste Ailigh in Co. Donegal on winning the Water Forum sponsored Water Award at the BT Young Scientist Competition.

The winning project titled: Staidéar ar éifeacht feirmeoireacha, tithíochta agus tionsclaíochta ar bhithéagsúlacht inbheartabrach abhainn Leanainn. An investigation into the relationship between the number and variety of invertebrates and the quality of the water in terms of nutrient level and pH.

The students assessed water quality and invertebrates along the Leanann River in Donegal and found that increasing population and industry had a negative impact on water quality and species in the river.

550 projects were in the competition with over 1,100 students participating. The Water Forum had a Stand at the event and shared our education resources, newsletters and factsheets with those attending. This is the second year the Forum sponsored an Award for a water-focused project, with the aim of encouraging young people to learn more about water and water resource management.

Bernie Connolly a member of the Water Forum presented the Award at the Awards Ceremony on Friday evening.

 

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