Environment Agency Urban Diffuse Pollution Challenge
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
firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm that you
intend to submit an idea.
Please email any questions you may have to
email@example.com 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
Further information and application pack available at
Deadline for submissions - Wednesday 23rd January 2013.
Deadline for email queries - Thursday 17th January 2013.
Join the conversation on Twitter #pollutionchallenge
Watch a video on why students should enter Pollution Challenge
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.
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
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
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
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
Entries are sought in three categories:
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
Submissions should be made before the end of December 2012.
For more information on Pollution Challenge, including
submission guidelines please visit the website.