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Project submittal guidelines

Onsite wastewater applied research category

  • Open to:
    Researchers, professors, students.
  • Scope:
    This category welcomes applicants submitting research papers or research summaries on projects directly or indirectly related to the Onsite Wastewater Industry. Example: college or university research projects, laboratory test report, pilot project summary report, etc. Applicants must be an employee (professor, research assistant, etc.) or student (undergraduate or graduate) from a Canadian College or University.
  • Examples of eligible subjects:
    • Development of new technologies or processes applicable to Onsite Wastewater Treatment.
    • Improvement or adaptation of existing technologies or processes to Onsite Applications.
    • Improving knowledge in Wastewater Treatment that can benefit the Onsite Industry.
    • Development of design or management tools, performance monitoring tools, operation or maintenance procedure and methods with potential applications to the Onsite Industry.
    • Etc.
  • Application Submittal format:
    Letter format in PDF using font size 10 or larger.
  • Deadline:

    December 31, 2023

  • Finalist selection:

    February 29, 2024

1st place

Honorary certificate and $ 2,000 scholarship

2nd place

Honorary certificate and $ 1,000 scholarship

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    Applications are analyzed by a committee of five independent professionals from the Onsite Wastewater Industry. In order to better depict the industry in Canada, the jury members are selected from different provinces.

    The ESTEN Foundation is a non-profit organization created by Enviro-STEP Technologies and Enviro Neptune in collaboration with several players in the field of Onsite Wastewater in Canada. The mission of the ESTEN foundation is to encourage research, development and innovation in connection with the Onsite Wastewater industry and water protection, through grants, donations and targeted initiatives.

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