What does one Calgary teen and oil sands developers have in common? They’re both working to address the issue of tailings ponds. Young entrepreneur, Hayley Todesco recently won the 2014 Stockholm Junior Water Prize for her work in treating tailings waste water. Using sand filters, she was able to grow bacteria that breaks down tailings pond waste water from the oil sands. Following her first award win, Hayley also competed at the Google Science Fair with other international youth where she received the Local Award and was named the winner for her age category. These are amazing accomplishments and we wish Hayley all the luck in her future work – is it too early to recruit her now?