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Water Wise School Competion


As part of World Plumbing day, CIPH invites post secondary students from across the country to participate in the Most Water Wise School Case Competition. Form a team and use your knowledge of plumbing, technology, environmental science, economics and more, to influence real change on your campus. Participants receive feedback from industry and are eligible for prizes including a $3000 award for the winning team.

2016 Winners

The winning team of Department of Earth and Environmental Science students Rachel Sank, Angelica Rice, Mark Bateman and Erik Cramer, developed green roof implementation plans by proposing to install a demonstration multifunctional water collection site. The concept will allow all precipitation (rain or snow melt) to be retained by a live green roof and re-used for an on-demand irrigation system for the school’s greenhouse.
“This group demonstrated a thoughtful methodology that would have immediate benefits to the school and surrounding environment,” says Ralph Suppa, President and General Manager at the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating. “It’s often modest concepts followed by focused planning that bring about the most creative and effective solutions.”
Based on the team’s statistical projections, 7,980 litres can be collected in the cistern each year. At a construction cost of $4850, the investment is expected to be recouped after just three years.


See the Complete Outline, Rules & Regulations

If you are a faculty member looking to include this as part of your existing curriculum please contact Matt Wiesenfeld.


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