BCWWA team wins 2018 WEFTEC Student Design Competition

We're thrilled to announce that Team DTE placed first in water environment category at the Student Design Competition at the Water Environment Federation's Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) in New Orleans on September 30, 2018.


Congratulations to Johnson Li, James Craxton, Steven Rintoul, and Lutz Subagio!


Team DTE was the winner of the BCWWA Student design Competition, which provides future water sector professionals with hand-on experience working on a challenging real-world project. The 2018 BCWWA challenge required teams to submit a design to upgrade Ellis Creek in the City of Penticton, aiming to better equip the creeks to deal with the effects of climate change. Six teams entered the competition, hailing from the University of BC (Vancouver and Okanagan) and the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Each team's final design report was then judged by an expert panel from government, consulting and the city of Penticton. The winner of the BCWWA competition then goes on to compete at WEFTEC.


Prior to presenting at WEFTEC, Team DTE had the opportunity to present their submission at the 2018 BCWWA Annual Conference & Trade Show and to the BCWWA Board of Directors at their September meeting.


Thank you to the entire 2018 Student Design Competition Committee as well as the volunteer judges and advisors who supported all the student teams along the way.


Special thanks as well to the sponsors who made the trip to WEFTEC in New Orleans possible through their generosity: Kerr Wood Leidal, AECOM, McElhanney, UBC, Evoqua, and Nilex.














Learn more about the annual BCWWA Student Design Competition, including sponsorship opportunities for 2019.