ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Water Environment Federation (WEF) announced students from the University of South Florida and the University of British Columbia as winners of the 2014 WEF Student Design Competition, according to a press release.

The 13th annual competition took place as part of WEFTEC 2014 (WEF's 87th Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference), stated the release.

The University of South Florida team’s project, “South/Central Hillsborough County Service Area Capital Improvements Project,” won in the wastewater design category and the University of British Columbia team's project, "Scenario Evaluation for Maintaining Baseflows and Water Quality in Star Creek,” won in the environmental design category, reported the release.

The release continued that this was the fourth win for the University of South Florida, a Student Chapter of WEF and the Florida Water Environment Association, and the second win for the University of British Columbia, another Student Chapter of WEF as well as the British Columbia Water and Waste Association.

The competition, a program of WEF’s Students & Young Professionals Committee, promotes real-world design experience for students interested in pursuing an education and/or career in water/wastewater engineering and sciences, noted the release.

You can find the release here.