中加水与环境安全联合研发中心
Sino-Canadian Joint R&D Centre for Water and Environmental Safety

WHAT IS FEWES?

FEWES stands for Future Engineers for Water & Environmental Safety, a new international student competition aimed at solving real environemtal problems. It's a play on words of the English word "Fuse" which as a noun means:

a length of material along which a small flame moves to explode a bomb or firework, meanwhile allowing time for those who light it to move to a safe distance.


and as a verb means:

join or blend to form a single entity.


We want students from around China and the world to come to Tianjin and like a fuse, act as a catalyst for environmental change, to brainstorm, discuss, and implement new technologies and designs.


All you need is a spark.


Future Engineers for Water and Environmental Safety (FEWES)

International Student Competition

I. Introduction

Environmental problems affect the world in multitudes of ways: droughts and floods, air pollution, desertification, and more by climate change and other man-made crises. What can we do to help our planet and mitigate the damage?

The Future Engineers for Water and Environmental Safety (FEWES) International Student Competition asks teams of university students to define sustainability issues in water management and environmental safety. They will have the opportunity to present their ideas and to create innovative solutions while learning from global peers.

Participants are challenged to design and implement technology to address problems in their local communities or elsewhere in the world to improve environmental health. You and your team will identify a specific water or environmental safety problem and then send us your proposal for how design and technology can address a particular environmental problem in the world. This can be as small as a localp roblem in a village or solving an issue that affects a larger region, such as a city, state, or country. No matter the scale chosen, it is a chance to put forth innovative ideas to solve real environmental problems around the world. We are engineers and problem solving is our mission.

Our international judges from China, Canada, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States etc. will review the proposals and select the finalists. These finalists will be invited to Tianjin to showcase their work as well as gain further instruction from internationally renowned experts in the field.

There will also be the opportunity to explore parts of Tianjin, Beijing, and the surrounding areas.


II. DETAILS

Submissions Deadline: July 31st 2017, 11:59 PM Beijing Time

Schedule

  • July 31, 2017: Final Submission deadline at: www.scwe.org.cn

  • August 31, 2017: Finalists will be announced

  • Mid-October 2017: Representatives from the final teams travel to Tianjin, China for the week-long event and announcement of the winning teams.

What can the Projects Be On?

Example topics include: sustainable watermanagement, water and wastewater treatment, smart sensing, waste recycle, withspecial interest in urban river restoration and soil remediation, among othertopics.


Awards

Top Prize (1 team),award: $5000 USD

First Prize (3 teams), award: $3000 USD

Second Prize (6 teams), award: $2000 USD


Research Grant

As the project ideas and designs may not be fully completed at the time of the competition, teams have the opportunity to apply for a 6-month grant to continue their work at Nankai University and in SCWE’s labs with our local and international professors. More information will come later.


Travel and Accommodation Expenses:

All expenses in Tianjin will be covered by the organization, including accommodation and meals. Travel and relevant visa fees will not be covered.


III. DEADLINES & REQUIREMENTS

All entries are due by 11:59 Beijing Time on July 31th, 2017.


Your entry must include:

1.    The names and contact information of the team members.

2.    A report on your identified problem and the solution.  

The report mustinclude images and/or text. There is no word limit but font size must belegible when printed on A4 paper size. All entries must be in English, with any measurements provided in metric units. You may include photographs, diagrams, drawings, renderings, collages or other visualizations to represent your solution(s).

Proposals must be submitted through the online form by 11:59 PM Beijing Time on July 31, 2017. Entrants will receive a confirmation that the files have been uploaded and should retain this confirmation for reference.

Failure to comply with any of these submission requirements will result in immediate disqualification.


IV. About Us

The Sino Canada Joint R&D Center on Water and Environmental Safety (SCWE) is co-sponsored by Nankai University, Canada Water Technology Exchange (CWTX), People’s Government of Tianjin Binhai New Area, and China Association for International Exchange of Personnel. Future Engineers for Water and Environmental Safety (FEWES) International Student Competition is a new initiative to encourage young engineers to use their potential and solve problems.


V. CONTACT US & INQUIRIES

Please email us at scwe@nankai.edu.cn