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Chartered Institution of Water and
Environmental Management (CIWEM)

106-109 Saffron Hill, London, EC1N 8QS  
Tel: 020 7831 3110 Fax: 020 7405 4967
 
EA Pollution Challenge
 

Environment Agency Urban Diffuse Pollution Challenge

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12th January 2013

Last chance to enter the Environment Agency & CIWEM Pollution Challenge!

 

There is just over a week to the closing date for Pollution Challenge on 23rd January 2013. If you or your colleagues are still considering submitting an entry please email pollutionchallenge@environment-agency.gov.uk to confirm that you intend to submit an idea.

Please email any questions you may have to pollutionchallenge@environment-agency.gov.uk by 17:00 Thursday 17th January.  We will be unable to respond to queries submitted after this date.  We've had a number of queries regarding the post-doc category of the competition and would like to confirm that the competition is open to current post-doc fellows, but not lecturers or other university staff.

Since we last contacted you we have been busy organising the Pollution Challenge event. We are delighted to announce the event will take place at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester on Wednesday 24th April and will be attended by Lord Chris Smith. If you or your colleagues are interested in attending this event, then please email pollutionchallenge@environment-agency.gov.uk

Further information and application pack available at http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/pollutionchallenge

Deadline for submissions - Wednesday 23rd January 2013.

Deadline for email queries - Thursday 17th January 2013.

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Watch a video on why students should enter Pollution Challenge http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZKv-B7TdyU

 

 

 

3rd December 2012
Pollution Challenge introduction video launched on YouTube

The Pollution Challenge Team has created a short video introducing the problem of Urban Diffuse Pollution and explaining competition. It can be found on YouTube.

 

 

The Environment Agency is proud to announce a new challenge based around innovative solutions in Urban Diffuse Pollution, in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).
The Pollution Challenge is designed to stimulate and support university-led solutions to Urban Diffuse Pollution, or more broadly non-agricultural diffuse pollution. The challenge has been formed with the aim to discover students with bright and bold ideas and help transform those ideas into viable solutions which could improve our water environment.
University students in full-time education in the north of England are invited to submit ideas around a system, service, product, campaign or environment that addresses the causes of, or remediate's, the impact of urban diffuse pollution.
The purpose of Pollution Challenge is to encourage innovative thinking and explore a range of approaches and methods to address urban diffuse pollution. The Environment Agency will select one or more project ideas and work in partnership with the university and student to implement the project idea.  The project will be funded by the Environment Agency and delivered in the 2013 / 14 financial year.
Submissions should be made before the end of December 2012.
For more information on Pollution Challenge, including submission guidelines please visit:

1st October 2012
Do you accept the Challenge?

The Environment Agency along with CIWEM's North Western and North Wales Branch, Tyne and Humber Branch and the Urban Drainage Group (WaPUG) are proud to be working in partnership on this challenge to all universities in the north of England.

The Environment Agency wishes to stimulate and support university-led solutions to Urban Diffuse Pollution, or more broadly non-agricultural diffuse pollution, and help transform those ideas into viable solutions which could improve our water environment.

This initiative has been formed with the aim of encouraging students and university researchers with innovative thinking to explore a range of approaches and methods to address urban diffuse pollution.

The finalists will be invited to present their ideas to a panel of judges at a one day conference in March 2013. Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners at a conference dinner in the evening.

In addition, the Environment Agency will select one or more project ideas and work in partnership with the university and student to implement them.  The project will be funded by the Environment Agency and delivered in the 2013 / 14 financial year.

Entries are sought in three categories:

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
  • Post-doctoral/departmental

University students in full-time education are invited to submit ideas around a system, service, product, campaign or environment that addresses the causes of, or remediates, the impact of urban diffuse pollution. These ideas are not restricted to engineering or scientific solutions, but any research area, for example social, economic or educational.

The challenge is open to all universities in the north of England (between the Scottish border and the Sheffield/Manchester area).

Submissions should be made before the end of December 2012.

 

For more information on Pollution Challenge, including submission guidelines please visit the website.

 

 

 

Chartered Institution of Water and
Environmental Management (CIWEM)

106-109 Saffron Hill, London, EC1N 8QS  
Tel: 020 7831 3110 Fax: 020 7405 4967

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