This annual competition is held in collaboration with Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and The Inter - America Association of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering (AIDIS). The theme of the 14th Annual IAWD Competition was “Water and Culture”. The competition had a wide range of categories, namely:


Essay Competition in two age groups where the participants wrote on

  1. Down by the river
  2. At the beach
  3. "Towns, cities and civilizations - Water, the common factor."

Poster Competition theme “Water and Culture” and the age groups were:

1. 10 to13
2. 14 to 16

The final category was a Calypso or Rapso under the theme “ Water and Culture” and the age group was 11 to 17.

The results of this competition are:

Essay Age Group 10-13 years

At the beach

1st. Immanuel Smith - 12 years (Smith’s Home School)
2nd. Maalik Springle - 10 years (San Fernando Boys’ R.C. - Harris Promenade).
3rd. Sastri Balgobin - 11 years (T.M.L. Primary San Fernando)

Down by the river

1st Aluko-Jibreel McFarlane -12years (St. Margaret’s Boys Anglican School) 2nd. Ananta Roopchan - 12 years (Holy Faith Convent Penal)
Kareema Ali -11years (Madras Government School)
3rd. Kevon Arvinda Roopchan -10years(Advocat Vedic School)
Shaquella McKenna – 11years (Roxborough Anglican School.)

Essay Age Group 14-16 years
“Towns, cities and civilizations – water, the common factor”

Special Prize - Jean-Claude Demetri Beharry (Presentation College, Chagaunas).


Special Prize (Calypso – Water Rally) - Darron Roberts – 11 years (San Fernando Boys’ R.C.)

Special Prize (Rap- Water everywhere) - Schae Walcott -10years(Roxborough Anglican School)


10-13 Age Group

1st Daneilla Seesahi - 11 years (Madras Government Primary).
2nd. Immanuel Smith - 12 years (Smith Home School.)

14-16 Age Group

Special Prize. Carina Aguillar - 16 years(St. Augustine Girls’ High School)