Campus RainWorks 2013 challenges college students to design innovative stormwater management projects for their campus to raise awareness of green design.
The USEPA’s Office of Water is pleased to announce the 2nd annual Campus RainWorks Challenge for college and university students. Once again, EPA is inviting student teams to design an innovative green infrastructure project for their campus showing how managing stormwater at its source can benefit the campus community and the environment.
This year, EPA is pleased to introduce two design categories: a Master Plan category and a Site Design category. Winning teams in each category will be awarded cash prizes, and winning teams in the Site Design category may also be invited to apply for grant funding to help carry out a demonstration project based on their submission.
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 stormwater management, but also heat island mitigation, air quality management, community amenities, and much more.Challenge URL: http://water.epa.gov/infrastructure/greeninfrastructure/crw_challenge.cfm
Challenge Start Date: 20130909