Second Annual WIN Contest Challenges Students to Solve Water Concerns

Water issues – including pollution, usage, conservation, and supply management – are a growing area of concern, not just in local communities, but across the country and around the world.  In 2008, the Urban Water Research Center in The Henry Samueli School of Engineering at UC Irvine, in partnership with the Orange County Department of Education, Inside the Outdoors and the Action Sports Environmental Coalition, launched the Water Innovation Now (WIN) contest, designed to excite young people about addressing the water crisis. 

Orange County students from kindergarten through 12th grade are challenged to develop and present ideas that demonstrate innovative solutions to the global water crisis. This year's contest has expanded to allow students to enter the contest in five different categories, allowing for more creativity and innovation:  Ad Campaign; Public Service Announcement; Scientific Innovation; Scientific Investigation; and Water Policy. 

For more information, or to participate in this year’s contest, please visit the WIN Web site: