Monday, July 31, 2017

EPA Announces 2017 Campus RainWorks Challenge

EPA Announces 2017 Campus RainWorks Challenge: EPA is pleased to announce the rules for the 6th annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a design competition open to U.S. colleges and universities. EPA seeks to engage undergraduate and graduate students in designing innovative green infrastructure practices that will showcase a variety of environmental, economic, and social benefits.

For the 2017 challenge the first place team in each design category will receive a student prize of $2,000 to be divided evenly among the team and a faculty prize of $3,000. The second place team in each category will receive a student prize of $1,000 to be divided evenly among the team and a faculty prize of $2,000.

Stormwater pollution is a problem that is growing in scope and magnitude. Communities need planners, designers, engineers, and other professionals to create resilient and affordable infrastructure solutions for stormwater management. EPA’s Campus RainWorks Challenge invites the current generation of scholars to lend their creativity, knowledge, and energy to become part of the solution.  Registration opens September 1.

2017 Campus RainWorks Challenge Calendar:
  • Registration: September 1 - 30, 2017
  • Deadline for Entries: December 15, 2017
  • Winners Announced: Spring 2018
Please visit https://www.epa.gov/campusrainworks and review the competition brief for more information.  Feel free to contact us with any questions about the Campus RainWorks Challenge. 

Matt King
U.S. EPA
Office of Water
Green Infrastructure Program
202-564-2871


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