Driving water innovation
Winners announced during World Water Week in Stockholm
The 2019 Imagine H2O Urban Water Prize, founded by r and by , was awarded to three prize winners from India, Colombia and the USA at an awards ceremony at the start of World Water Week in Stockholm, the Swedish capital, at the end of August. The 2019 Challenge attracted 226 startups from 38 countries.
The winning entries were WaterTower Robotics (USA); Indra (India); and Zilper Trenchless (Colombia). Additionally, the Challenge honored three startups as finalists – each of which received deployment award funding. Finalists include: SmarterHomes (India), StormSensor (USA) and Upepo (Kenya). The winning startups will use Imagine H2O Urban Water Challenge funding to deploy solutions in cities in three continents.
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