Water and Journalism Awards Established
These national awards will recognize high school students for their outstanding reporting - either in print or broadcast media - on a water-related environmental issue. The inaugural awards will be given in summer 2006 to students winning national contests in the United States and Sweden.
“Water is an essential element for life and our most precious resource, yet around the globe industrialized nations are squandering vast amounts while developing countries struggle to find access to a reliable supply of clean water,” says ITT chief executive officer Steven Loranger. “By creating and supporting the ITT Award for Excellence in Student Water Journalism we hope to encourage young people - our future leaders - to address these issues by raising the public's awareness of them.”