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AquaHacking Challenge

ATLANTIC

CANADA 2020

 

Between January and September 2020, young innovators -

from across Atlantic Canada - were invited to create ground-

breaking solutions to critical environmental water issues.

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ABOUT THE CHALLENGE

 

Young, innovative minds – from across Atlantic Canada – were invited to put their skills to work, creating ground-breaking solutions to some of the most critical environmental water issues facing Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

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THE WATER ISSUES TACKLED IN THIS CHALLENGE

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 DrinikingWater_FNremote_wTREATMENT OF DRINKING WATER IN RURAL AND FIRST NATIONS COMMUNITIES

 

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MEET THE FINALISTS

 

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CLEAN CATCH

A 100% biodegradable, PVC-free soft-bait fishing lured for recreational fishing, developed through a unique organic biopolymer solution.

 

Team:

Guillermo Villarreal De Lara, Katherine Vanzutphen, Robel Berhane

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CLARIFY

An online platform designed to make
the water testing experience for well owners easy and affordable.

 

Team:

Adam Fleiger,Alexandra Embree, Jonathan Kan, Liam Hartery

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WIDE

A containerized distillation water treatment systemthat integrates off-the-shelf, existing technologies, to provide high quality trusted water to small rural and Indigenous communities in an accessible, sustainable, and culturally appropriate way.

 

Team:

Nathan Mcnally, Grace Mcnally, Rachel Hudson, Patrick Palmer, Sochima Nnama, Lauren Martin, Ben Veysey, Mudiwa Mharapara & Waseem Jawad

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ExTech MIP

A novel technology for easy onsite sampling
of organic contaminants in well water using a field-deployable and inexpensive device.

 

Team:

Ali Azizi & Fereshteh Shahhoseini

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DRINKABLE

A service to streamline the water analysis process using test kits and cloud analysis to reduce known barriers and increase well testing.

 

Team:

Samuel Coleman, Matthew Mizzi, Robert Afari & Anita Taylor

ADVISORY COMMITTEE