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Teaming up to reduce water usage on campus


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September 28, 2015

The 2015 first place team from the University of Waterloo was led by faculty advisor Dr. Sarah Wolfe from the Faculty of Environment. From left, Christopher Nadeau, Seana Hadala-Turkington and Song (Catherine) Wang.
The 2015 first place team from the University of Waterloo was led by faculty advisor Dr. Sarah Wolfe from the Faculty of Environment. From left, Christopher Nadeau, Seana Hadala-Turkington and Song (Catherine) Wang.

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) is challenging Canadian college and university students to develop a viable plan to reduce water-use on campus.

Teams, which can include students, staff and faculty, can participate during one of the two school semesters with the winners announced on World Plumbing Day (March 11, 2016). Within each semester, teams must create a practical, detailed and technical approach to their water reduction action plan. This competition is in its third year and part of the CIPH CareerTap program.

“We will continue to motivate some of the country’s most innovative, forward-thinking students to participate and do their part in thinking about the importance of water use,” said Ralph Suppa, president and general manager at the CIPH.

Aside from the motivation to create an environmentally friendly campus, individual and team benefits include working with CIPH mentors through the association’s Young Executive Society and $50 Visa gift cards for participants. The first place prize is $3,000, and the second place prize is $1,500.


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