A prize of up to $10,000 is up for grabs to students who can come up with a way to clean up one of the nation's most polluted waterways.
An international design challenge was launched on Monday to rehabilitate the Ala Wai Watershed.
UH President David Lassner announced the 'Make the Ala Wai Awesome Student Design Challenge' at the World Conservation Congress.
"We are seeking ideas from the brightest young minds around the world to help us envision an inspiring, large-scale, systems thinking approach towards comprehensive ecosystem restoration of the Ala Wai watershed," Lassner said.
The canal is listed as an impaired water body under the clean Water Act due to numberous pollutants, including nitrogen and pesticides.
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