The Water Environment Federation announced that the University of Florida and the University of Colorado-Boulder were the winners of the the eighth annual Student Design Competition, held as part of the association’s WEFTEC technical exhibition and conference in Orlando.

The University of Florida’s project, “Green Infrastructure and LID Design for a Florida Constructed Environs Subject to Rainfall-Runoff Loadings,” won in the environmental design category. The University of Colorado-Boulder’s project, “Robert W. Hite Treatment Facility: South Complex Secondary Treatment Upgrade, Denver, Colo.,” won in the wastewater design category. This was the University of Florida’s fourth win in eight years, and the first entry and win for the University of Colorado-Boulder.

Members of the UF team included Ruben Kertesz, Kerrilynn Maccarone, Saurabh Raje, Karl Seltzer, Michele Siminari, Peter Simms, Brandon Wood and their faculty advisor, Dr. John Sansalone. Both teams received certificates and a $2,500 award from WEF.