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About the Challenge

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The U.S. EPA’s Office of Water is pleased to announce the Campus RainWorks Challenge for undergraduate and graduate students. Student teams are invited to create an innovative green infrastructure design for a site on their campus showing how managing stormwater at its source can benefit the campus community and the environment. Winning teams will earn a cash prize, as well as research funds for their faculty advisor to conduct research on green infrastructure.

Green infrastructure uses vegetation, soils, and natural processes to manage stormwater and create healthier urban environments. While single-purpose “gray” stormwater infrastructure (e.g. catch basins, pipes, and ponds) is largely designed to move urban stormwater away from the built environment, green infrastructure uses vegetation and soil to manage rainwater where it falls. By weaving natural processes into the built environment, green infrastructure can provide not only

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Prizes

EPA will award a total of $46,000 to first and second place winners from each of two groups of entries: entries from large institutions and entries from small institutions*.

Winning teams will earn a cash prize, as well as research funds for their faculty advisor to conduct research on the potential of green infrastructure to sustainably manage stormwater. Prizes for each group of entries (large institutions and small institutions) will be distributed as follows:

Student Team Green Infrastructure Research
1st Prize, Large Institution $2,500 $11,000
1st Prize, Small Institution $2,500 $11,000
2nd Prize, Large Institution $1,500 $8,000
2nd Prize, Small Institution $1,500 $8,000
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September 10, 2012 at 9:07 pm

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