University Challenges

It is important to support the international engineers of tomorrow. Qualified youngsters should be connected with experts and decision-makers of relevant companies. 

To help support this, DWA offers the University Challenges. At these competitions, young talents have the chance to compete against students from other universities and apply their skills.

The challenges take place globally at various IFAT trade fairs. IFAT is the leading trade fair for water, sewage, refuse and recycling.

It was first executed in 2015 in Shanghai (China) and Mumbai (India), shortly followed by Munich (Germany) in 2016. In February 2017, the first University Challenge Eurasia took place in Istanbul (Turkey). Johannesburg will follow in September 2017.

All winning teams from abroad are sponsored to join the World University Challenge at IFAT Munich (Germany), which takes place every second year and will next take place in May 2018. 

Prove your skills! Compete against others! Meet up with decision-makers from the industry!

Group together in teams of three students and sign up for a University Challenge! 

We look forward to hearing from you. 


For further questions, please reach out to Himani Karjala

Tel: +49 2242 872-244
Fax: +49 2242 872-135

Help support the experts of tomorrow!

In order to finance projects such as the University Challenges, DWA needs sponsors.

Don’t miss the chance to help support young water experts and advertise your company right within your relevant target group at the same time.

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