Three firms from India, Bagladesh and USA win Bluewater Imagine H2O Urban Drinking Water Challenge

Three winning companies, Drinkwell (Dhaka, Bangladesh), Microlyze (Denver, CO) and SmartTerra (Bengaluru, India) were winners of the Urban Drinking Water Challenge, a global innovation competition to deploy and scale decentralized drinking water solutions for fast-growing, water-scarce cities. The Founding Partners were Bluewater and 11th Hour Racing. Over 160 startups from 37 countries registered for the Challenge. They represent a diverse range of technologies and entrepreneurial approaches to solve urban water scarcity and advance U.N. Sustainable Development Goal 6. Bluewater and 11th Hour Racing committed up to $1,000,000 in cash prizes, pilot funding awards and investment. Each winner was showcased in Stockholm during World Water Week that ran August 26 - 31, 2018.