SWANA’s Young Professionals Present:
SWANA’s International Solid Waste Design Competition (SWDC) is a student team competition to solve “real world” problems faced by solid waste professionals.
The competition aims at providing design experience to the students interested in pursuing an education and/or career in solid waste management. The program encourages student involvement in SWANA, provides students real world experience in solving complex solid waste management issues in a supportive and fun environment, provides students an opportunity to display their talents, and provides a networking opportunity for students to connect with potential employers.
|Competition Winners||Watch Team Presentations|
1st Place – University of Vermont
Best Team Presentation Award – University of Vermont
Emerging Leader/Rising Star – Lizzie Torres, University of British Columbia
Watch the Awards Ceremony
This year's project challenged each team on: Solutions for Closing the Bakoteh Dumpsite and Supporting Changes to Modern Solid Waste Management in Kanifing, The GambiaView the Problem Statement & Protocol Document
Thank you for our Sponsor:
Questions regarding the competition should be directed to Shelby Truxon, YP Program Manager.
Great job to all of our participant since 2015!
Posters and presentations from the groups are available in the WASTECON® proceedings, which are accessible to all members and WASTECON® attendees. Photos from the awards ceremony and from the competition are also available to download on Flickr. Please reference the links below.View the 2019 awards picturesView the 2017 awards picturesView the 2016 awards pictures View the 2015 awards pictures
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