In order to have a better recognition at the EPFL, the group of students decided to follow the procedure to be officially recognized by the university. Since 2016, the Hydrocontest is an EPFL association with a proper board. Elected at each start of the school year, the board has the mission to coordinate the association part of the project. For instance, they control the finances of the association, manage the logistics, organize social events but also the participation to external events, such as the Lausanne Technologies and Innovation Exhibition (STIL) or the Open Days.