CSWEA Student Design Competition

    The Introduction and Competition Guidelines for the 2020 CSWEA Student Design Competition are below. Entries are due by January 31st, 2020 and this year’s competition will be held on April 6th, 2020 in Madison, Wisconsin. The competition is available to both undergraduate and graduate students and the winners will be allowed to present their winning presentation at the CSWEA Annual Conference and are chosen to represent CSWEA at the WEF competition at WEFTEC-2020 in New Orleans, LA. The Student Design competition is not only a great opportunity for students to gain some professional recognition but is also a great way to promote Central States and WEF at the universities.

    Design Competition Guidelines
    Entry Form



    La Fortuna, Costa Rica Design Challenge
    Introduction | Entry Form
    General Information
    Problem Statement
    Detail Documents (Photos, Surveys, Soil Reports, Videos, etc)




    Jinglin Duan, Jonathan Kolweier, Javier Mulero, Justin Shen and Alana Rosenbaum
    “Solutions for Houston Flooding” University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign



    Miranda Durbin, Sydney Shaffer, Alexis Countyman, Jamie Sykora, Christine Boland-Prom, Guissel Davila, Rachel Montavon
    “Monteverde, Costa Rica Sewer and Treatment Design” Milwaukee School of Engineering



    Abdul Bashar
    "Integration of Biogas Water Wash and Struvite Recovery Process with MMSD's Jones Island WWTP"

    Global Water Stewardship
    Erik Papenfus, Joseph Lapastora, Jessica Zemen, Elizabeth Ebert
    "Palmar Sur, Costa Rica Sewer and Treatment Design"

    2017Andrew Szymaszek, Linjie Tang, Catherine Terando, Megan Wolfe
    University of Wisconsin - Platteville
    “Global Water Stewardship – Dominical, Costa Rica”
    2016Jill Vande Boom
    Milwaukee School of Engineering
    “Global Water Stewardship – Bahia Ballena, Costa Rica”
    2016Jordan Fure, Gage Thompson, Zachary Wallin, Titus Rubietta
    University of Wisconsin-Platteville
    "Global Water Stewardship-Bahia Ballena"
    2015Sarah Beam, Josh Koopmann, Bryce Corrigan
    University of Wisconsin – Platteville
    "Baraboo, Wisconsin Wastewater Treatment Facility Improvement Plan"
    2014Andrea Dunn, Sarah Walsh
    Marquette University

    Mission Statement

    To provide a Water Environment Federation (WEF) organization (Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin) offering multiple opportunities for the exchange of water quality knowledge and experiences among its members and the public and to foster a greater awareness of water quality achievements and challenges.