Three students of engineering, water management and environmental science are winners in a new international competition for proposals to advance sustainability in coastal cities. The competition targeted upcoming water-resources professionals and was part of the run-up to an “H209” symposium to be held Sept. 9-10 at Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, N.J. The event is a forum for water-management professionals and coincides with joint Dutch and New York celebrations of the 400th anniversary of the explorer Henry Hudson’s landfall in New York. The winners survived two rounds of competition and will present their papers on Sept. 9. First prize
The 2016 Summer Olympics boating and swimming events have put an international spotlight on what has been a long-running problem in Rio de Janeiro—untreated sewage and trash are clogging up major bays and waterways.