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Wooden pier stretching into Lake Winnipeg under a twilight sky.

AquaHacking Challenge

LAKE WINNIPEG 2020

Between January and October 2020 young innovators  – from Winnipeg and beyond – were invited to put their skills to work, creating ground-breaking solutions to some of the most critical environmental freshwater issues.

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THE WATER ISSUES TACKLED IN THIS CHALLENGE

  icon5_microplastic-768x768MICROPLASTICS

 icon3_inverstment-768x768  FINANCING A HEALTHIER LAKE WINNIPEG

 

icon4_fishHealth-768x768   FISH HEALTH

icon1_waterlandmanagement-768x768   WATER AND LAND MANAGEMENT

icon5   DRINKING WATER IN NORTHERN COMMUNITIES

MEET THE FINALISTS



 

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PARTICULEYE

The Particuleye is a smart camera capable of quantifying and classifying microplastic particles in real time through running water, using machine learning and image processing techniques.

 

Team:

Quinn Desrochers,Michael Beck, Ryan Tran, Zacharie Gousseau & Waseem Jawad

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LASIR NUTRIENT TECHNOLOGY

A portable device that uses infrared spectroscopy to analyze plant-available phosphate concentrations in soil, providing users with on-site, real-time results.

 

Team:

Bentley Turner & Meagan Smith

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TYPHA

Typha co. is developing ecopackaging products that will compete economically with plastics while maintaining a high standard of environmental responsibility.

 

Team:

Alec Masse & Julien Koga

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WATER SECURE

Water Secure is a series of localized testing hubs that affordably track water quality and upload the data to a live water map.

 

Team:

Tinsae Alemu, Noor Tajik & Arslan Azeem

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ABBATEK

A digital simulated platform that provides feedback to policymakers on the efficacy of farm incentives aimed at water conservation & nutrient management to protect water quality.

 

Team:

Waseem Jawad, Luke Trinity

ADVISORY COMMITTEE