This project that won a $5000 Durham College seed grant award has now launched its website and competition.
Rain It In! is addressing the problem of flooding being a growing concern, with intense and sporadic rainfall events becoming more common. This has many negative impacts such as wastewater bypasses, sewage back-ups, infrastructure damage, public safety risks, pollution of water bodies and more. It takes a multidisciplinary approach to work towards solving them through a student competition that invites student participants to create innovative, collaborative, aesthetically pleasing, and affordable solutions that address flooding and incorporates storm water harvesting concepts . The competition model is designed to empower young people to be part of climate change adaptation and action and showcase student innovation in Canadian colleges and universities skills, add to their portfolio when looking for careers and build relationships with their communities.