The jury states: ”Petra Wadstrom’s innovation Solvatten is low tech but non the less ingenious. It addresses a growing global problem to millions of people living in poverty and without access to safe water and clean energy”.
The Polhem Prize is a highly prestigious Swedish prize awarded by Swedish Association of Graduate Engineers (formerly Civilingenjörsförbundet and Svenska Teknologföreningen) for a high-level technological innovation or an ingenious solution to a technical problem. The innovation must present environmental benefits and be available and shown competitive on the open market. Example of previous winners are Baltzar von Platen, Carl Munthers and Håkan Lans.
The prize will officially be given to Petra Wadström the 18th of November.