The Illinois Water Environment Association & the Illinois Association of Water Pollution Control Operators encourage students interested in water environment careers to attend IWPC 2024. Special low registration rates are available to students enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours in an accredited college or university.

The conference includes three days of technical presentations, an exhibit hall with over fifty vendors, and lots of opportunities to network. Some of our special events are designed just for students and some we think everyone will enjoy. 

InFLOW Scholarships
InFLOW provides scholarships that cover the costs for students to attend IWPC. This program is focused on promoting diversity and inclusion within the water sector. The primary goal is to engage participants in events and networking opportunities to solidify their interest in working in the water industry as well as increase opportunities for employment and long-term success.

Intelligent Water Systems Design Challenge
The IWS Challenge is to encourage college students (both undergraduate and graduate student) to develop solutions for real-world environmental problems with the use of advanced data analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). This program is closed for 2024.

Student Design Competition
The Student Design Competition provides students the opportunity to respond to a chosen design problem or allow student teams to bring problems they are currently working on. Competition winners may go on to compete at WEFTEC.

Student Poster Competition
The poster competition allows students an opportunity to present posters on on their research or other topics of interest to water environment professionals. Both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to participate.