EPA launches third-annual green infrastructure Campus RainWorks Challenge
EPA is launching its third-annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a competition to engage college students in reinventing U.S. water infrastructure and developing innovative green infrastructure systems to reduce stormwater pollution and build resilience to climate change.
WASHINGTON, DC, July 24, 2014 -- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching its third-annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a competition created to engage college and university students in reinventing the nation's water infrastructure and developing innovative green infrastructure systems to reduce stormwater pollution and build resilience to climate change.
Through Campus RainWorks, teams of undergraduate and graduate students, working with a faculty advisor, develop a proposed green infrastructure project for the campus, showing how managing stormwater at its source can benefit the community and the environment.
Since 2012, Campus RainWorks has engaged more than 300 student teams in developing green infrastructure solutions to urban stormwater management. The contest encourages the use of green infrastructure projects on college and university campuses, trains the next generation of stormwater professionals, and develops new knowledge on the performance of green infrastructure.
Registration for the 2014 Challenge opens Sept. 2 and ends Oct. 3. Registrants must submit their entries by Dec. 19. Each winning team will earn a student prize of $1,000 to $2,000 divided evenly among student team members and a faculty prize of $2,000 to $3,000 to support green infrastructure research or training. EPA will announce winning entries in April 2015.