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AquaHacking Challenge

ATLANTIC CANADA 2022-23

 

To all the incredible minds who took on the challenge, Congratulations!

You dared to dream of a world where freshwater challenges are met with innovation, and you brought those dreams to life.

You demonstrated that change starts with you, and the ripple effect of your actions will be felt for generations to come.

You are the changemakers!

 

Your journey doesn't end here; it's just the beginning. Keep pushing boundaries, challenging the status quo, and making waves of positive change. 

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THE WATER ISSUES TACKLED IN THIS CHALLENGE

 np_drops_15148_9AD9FDSALT WATER INTRUSIONS

 np_cattail_235058_9AD9FD  AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES

 

np_water-monitoring_3365447_9AD9FD AUTOMATED WATER QUALITY MONITORING

stormwater_blue STORMWATER AND GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE

np_water_3943579_9AD9FDINNOVATION FOR WATER ALTERATION PROJECT

Additional information, resources and data about the water issues.

MEET THE FINALISTS

 

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TECHSTAR DIGITAL LABS

The GREENHUT solution for the prevention of stormwater runoff is an innovative, do-it-yourself, intensive roofing solution for households provided with a local form of vegetation. It is eco-friendly, powered by green cement layering and can be customized in various sizes.

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SÙ manufactures reusable & biodegradable drinking straws from invasive reed. Their solution will help solve the problem of single-use plastics related to drinking straws. It will also help preserve the Canadian wetlands by controlling the propagation of invasive reeds.

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SEACYCLE

Seacycle is a water filtration system designed to remove plastic waste ranging from water bottles, to microplastics by use of a gravity filter, while also generating automated water quality reports.

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KAMINO

KAMNIO provides STEM-The-Tide, a low-cost technology solution for private property owners to install and maintain green infrastructure aligned to municipal stormwater reconstruction projects. This solution uses real-time data from an Internet of Things mesh network that works offline to collect and monitor the performance of Low Impact Development.

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SENSE H2O

SenseH2O is a cloud-based platform that aims to deliver automated real-time water quality data as a service to watershed organizations and open databases using SenseH2O Water monitoring Station. The Cloud-based platform will allow for real-time monitoring and analysis of water quality data using web and mobile applications.