Ontario Water News

Call for Applications: WEAO 2019 Student Design Competition

The Water Environment Association of Ontario (WEAO), in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks and host Chatham-Kent Public Utilities Commission has announced the details of its 2019 student design competition.

The competition challenges teams to solve a real-world engineering problem. This year, it will address energy optimization and nutrient recovery from wastewater at the Chatham Water Pollution Control Plant.

Teams will be challenged to evaluate technologies, design solutions, estimate costs and schedules, create a report, and present to a panel of expert judges.

Full-time university students in Ontario (graduate or undergraduate) are eligible to participate. There is no entry fee, but participants must be student-members through the Water Environment Federation (WEF) through its website by January 31, 2019. Multiple entries from one school are welcome, and all academic backgrounds are encouraged to participate.

Winners of the WEAO competition will receive funding to compete at the WEF annual conference student design competition at the 2019 WEF Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) in Chicago, Illinois.

The registration deadline is October 1, 2018. Visit the WEAO website for more information here, or contact Ellen Stitt for additional information.