The Raincoat Foundation was founded in 2015 by Mikaela and Peter Granström. Clean water is a non-issue to most swedes as it flows on demand from every tap around our cities, villages and homes. To some 650 million people on this earth it just doesn’t happen that way.

We didn´t start Raincoat with a clear idea or game changing innovation but what we can do is to give to those individuals and organisations that have a plan.

Our policy is simple – We support initiative that will create awareness and knowledge where it is low and we support solution-oriented water projects where our actions will make a real difference.

28 August, 2016

The Stockholm Junior Water Prize of 2016 was a success!

Finalists from 29 countries came to Stockholm and conquered our attention with their ideas and innovations.

The finalist´s week kick-started on Saturday 27th with a welcome dinner hosted by The Raincoat Foundation. The dinner took place at the Haymarket hotel where the contestants had the opportunity to meet and dine. After our presentation of The Raincoat Foundation, 2003 SJWP winner Claire Reid spoke about her journey and how she brought her winning project to the market. Claire´s Reel Gardening is truly a schoolbook example of how a self experienced water related challenge can be solved with simplicity, creativity and determination.

On Sunday and Monday the finalists presented their projects to the jurors at The Stockholm City Conference Centre. It was impressive to see these young people prepare for the most important presentation of their lives.

The Stockholm Junior Water Prize winner ceremony was held at Vinterträdgården Grand Hotel on Tuesday 30 and was attended by H.R.H. Prince Carl Philip of Sweden who also presented the winning team from Thailand. Learn about their project here.  

The Stockholm Junior Water Prize of 2016 was a success and at The Raincoat Foundation we are proud to have been given the opportunity to play a significant part at the event. We are full of admiration for the young masterminds and look forward to follow this next generation of innovators and policy makers on the global challenges regarding secure water.

Stockholm Junior Water Price is part of World Water Week that is hosted by SIWI (Stockholm International Water Institute). Each year thousands of young participants in over 30 countries all around the globe join national competitions in hopes of earning the chance to represent their nation at the international final held during the World Water Week in Stockholm.

H.R.H. Prince Carl Philip and the winning team from Thailand. Photo: Jonas Borg

H.R.H. Prince Carl Philip and the winning team from Thailand. Photo: Jonas Borg

The SJWP award ceremony at The Grand Hotel. Photo: Jonas Borg

H.R.H. Prince Carl Philip and the winning team from Thailand. Photo: Jonas Borg

The SJWP award ceremony at The Grand Hotel. Photo: Jonas Borg

The SJWP award ceremony at The Grand Hotel. Photo: Jonas Borg

The welcome dinner at The Haymarket Hotel. Photo: Peter Tvärberg

The welcome dinner at The Haymarket Hotel. Photo: Peter Tvärberg

The welcome dinner at The Haymarket Hotel. Photo: Peter Tvärberg

Pre-dinner photo-op with Sponsor, Organizer and Keynote Speaker. Photo: Peter Tvärberg

Post award ceremony euphoria. Photo: TRF