Student Design Competition Oral Presentations

The BCWWA SDC promotes “real world” design experience for students interested in pursuing a career and/or education in water and wastewater engineering and sciences. Teams of students prepare and present a conceptual design that addresses the requirements outlined in design criteria established by a BC municipality.
The BCWWA SDC is based on the Water Environment Federation (WEF) SDC, held annually at the WEF Technical Exhibition & Conference (WEFTEC). The competition is intended to showcase the abilities and talents of students in colleges and universities across British Columbia who are interested in the water environment field.

Project Statement
This year, the BCWWA SDC is centered on a wastewater project sponsored by the City of Kelowna. The City of Kelowna has developed a project statement together with the BCWWA SDC Steering Committee. Student teams will submit design solutions for the problem, which will be assessed by an industry judging panel.
“Design a resource recovery system for the City of Kelowna’s Wastewater Treatment Plant, which will focus on anaerobic digestion of fermented primary sludge and waste secondary sludge to produce biogas.” Read more!

Winning Team
The top three teams will be invited to present at the BCWWA Annual Conference & Trade Show, held in Kelowna, BC, from May 27 – 30, 2015. The winning team of the BCWWA SDC will be provided with a discretionary financial award to be put towards travel costs to compete with the same design solution at WEFTEC, Chicago, Ill., from Sept. 26 – 30, 2015.
Join the winning streak – the previous two BCWWA SDC team placed first in the WEFTEC SDC, each winning prize money of up to $2,500!