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EPA Launches Competition for College Students

EPA Water & Climate Change News – May 31, 2012

The Campus RainWorks Challenge encourages student teams on college and university campuses across the country to develop innovative approaches to stormwater management. Stormwater is a major cause of water pollution in urban areas in the U.S., impacting the health of people across the country as well as tens of thousands of miles of rivers, streams, and coastal shorelines, and hundreds of thousands of acres of lakes, reservoirs, and ponds. The competition will help raise awareness of green design and planning approaches at colleges and universities and train the next generation of landscape architects, planners, and engineers in green infrastructure principles and design. Student teams, working with a faculty advisor, will submit design plans for a proposed green infrastructure project for their campus. Registration opens September 4, 2012, and entries must be submitted by December 14, 2012. Winning entries will be selected by EPA and winners will be announced in April 2013. Winning teams will earn a cash prize as well as funds for their faculty advisor to conduct research on green infrastructure. For more information, click here.