UBC team wins WEFTEC Design Competition

A UBC undergraduate team has won 1st place in the Environmental Division of the WEFTEC Student Design Competition. The competition took place on Sunday September 28, 2014 and was part of the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) held in New Orleans September 27 to October 1, 2014.

The UBC team entered the student design competition after winning won first prize at the BC Water and Waste Association (BCWWA) provincial level competition in May this year.  BCWWA is the local member association of the Water Environment Federation (WEF). The team’s success at the provincial level opened the way for them to enter the WEFTEC competition, representing BC, UBC and BCWWA.

WEFTEC, the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference, is the largest conference of its kind in North America and offers water quality professionals from around the world with the best water quality education and training available today. Also recognized as the largest annual water quality exhibition in the world, the expansive show floor provides unparalleled access to the most cutting-edge technologies in the field; serves as a forum for domestic and international business opportunities; and promotes invaluable peer-to-peer networking

The UBC team’s project compared the feasibility and cost of three stormwater management plans to aid the City of Coquitlam in determining how to proceed with a proposed development while protecting the salmon bearing stream of Star Creek.