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The Water Competition is a competition that is aimed at creating awareness of water supply, distribution and usage in South Africa. It is a national competition that is run by the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE). The Unizul Science Centre (USC) is one of the sites that hosts this annual competition.

In the competition the students work in teams and are requires to construct and "design a model water distribution network to distribute three litres of water equally between three points on the grid using two different diameter pipes and connection pieces. They are then judged on how well they execute the task – working on a penalty points system. They have a period of about an hour in which to design, build and operate their network." The competition is open to all high school students grade 8-12.