2019 Student Design Competition Results

The BC Water and Waste Association is pleased to announce the results of the 2019 Student Design Competition (SDC):


First place team: Team DTE 
Lutz Subagio, Johnson Li, James Craxton, and Daniel Luo


Second place team: ESEUBC
Varshini Baskar, Sarah Ries, Archita Borah, Amirhossein Parizi, Pranav Sampara, Karin Huang


Third place team: UBC Hydropure
Stuthi Hegde, Fiona D’Silva, Joshua Agarwal, Jose Gabriel, Marc Joshuel Agustin, Paramjeet Arora

Thank you to all teams that entered for your participation and hard work, the judges were impressed with the standard of presentations.

Team DTE will go on to attend the 47th BCWWA Annual Conference and Trade Show in Victoria, BC from May 26 – 28, 2019. They will also compete at the Water Environment Federation’s Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) Student Design Competition in Chicago, Illinois, from September 21 – 25th , 2019.

A special thank you the Vancouver International Airport for providing an engaging problem statement and supporting data for the teams to base their designs on. Thank you also to our many volunteers that included advisors, judges, and individuals involved with preparing the problem statement: James Atwater, Jessica LeNoble, Simon Robinson, Linda Wojcocka, Victoria Morrison, Noboru Yonemitsu, Vikramaditya Yadav, Pierre Bérubé, Sergio Berretta, Susan Baldwin, Madjid Mohseni, Lauren Morgan, James Wells, Troy Vassos, Carl Finlay, Jane May Nieuwenburg, Mike Homenuke and the BCWWA SDC Committee.  

Finally, thank you to our sponsors: UBC, EDI, Pieralisi, Bishop Water, Evoqua, WSP, McElhanney, Associated Engineering, Kerr Wood Leidal, Nexom and AECOM. Without their generous support this competition would not be possible. Thank you for contributing to the water industry by supporting the education of the next generation of leaders.

Stay tuned for next year’s competition!



This year's winning team