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Start-ups meet the urban water challenge

August 28, 2019 | Smart Cities World

Winners of the 2019 Imagine H20 challenge were announced at World Water Week in Stockholm and will deploy their solutions in cities in three continents.

Start-ups from Colombia, India and the US have been named the winners in the 2019 Imagine H2O Urban Water Challenge.The winning entries, WatchTower Robotics (USA), Indra Water (India) and Zilper Trenchless (Colombia), were announced at World Water Week in Stockholm, which runs until 30 August.

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GLOBAL 2019 URBAN WATER CHALLENGE PRIZE WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT WORLD WATER WEEK, STOCKHOLM

August 27, 2019 | My Social Good news

The 2019 Imagine H2O Urban Water Prize, founded by water tech innovator Bluewater and by 11th Hour Racing, was awarded to three prize winners from India, Colombia and Vietnam at an awards ceremony at the start of World Water Week in Stockholm, the Swedish capital, Monday evening.

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THE OCEAN RACE SUMMITS

August 27, 2019 | Scuttlebutt Sailing News

The full speaker list has now been released for the first of The Ocean Race Summits, scheduled to take place in Genoa, Italy on September 20, 2019.

The Ocean Race Summits, an international series of events held by The Ocean Race, aims to bring together leaders from sport, business, politics and science to advance efforts to restore ocean health. It also aims to bring together Italian and international ocean experts and business leaders to showcase innovative solutions that advance efforts to tackle the plastic crisis affecting our seas.

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FINALISTS FOR 2019 URBAN WATER CHALLENGE ANNOUNCED

August 26, 2019 | Green Sports Alliance

Imagine H2O and Founding Partners 11th Hour Racing and Bluewater today announced the 2019 finalists of the Urban Water Challenge, a global deployment program for entrepreneurs reimagining a water-resilient future. More than 220 startups from 38 countries applied to the Challenge, representing a diverse range of innovative solutions to the global water crisis — from on-site pollution control to off-grid safe drinking water supply. Imagine H2O’s Evaluation Committee selected six businesses from five different countries to be honored at World Water Week in Stockholm.

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SMARTERHOMES TECHNOLOGIES AMONG SIX FINALISTS IN URBAN WATER CHALLENGE GLOBAL INNOVATION COMPETITION

August 23, 2019 | The Hindu Business Line

Smarterhomes Technologies, a Bengaluru based utility automation company that provides smart water metering solutions, is one among the six finalists in the worldwide Urban Water Challenge, an annual global innovation competition that deploys and invests in scalable water solutions for tomorrow’s mega cities.

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BENGALURU BASED STARTUP FINALIST IN URBAN WATER CHALLENGE

August 22, 2019 | Economic Times

Bengaluru based Smarterhomes Technologies, a utility automation company that provides smart water metering solutions, is one among the six finalists in the worldwide Urban Water Challenge, an annual global innovation competition that deploys and invests in scalable water solutions for tomorrow’s megacities.

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BLUEWATER WATER PURIFIERS OFFER RAY OF HOPE TO AMERICANS WORRIED ABOUT LEAD IN THEIR DRINKING WATER

August 19, 2019 | Process Industry Match

As the Newark lead water crisis further underlines the problems besetting America’s tap water quality, water purification leader Bluewater has just said its high-performance, compact water purifiers offer a ray of hope to Americans fearful of what’s in their tap water.

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MEET THE ENTREPRENEURS REIMAGINING A WATER-RESILIENT FUTURE

August 14, 2019 | Medium

Urban communities are at the frontlines of the global water crisis. While Chennai grapples with a worsening water shortage, Day Zero has become a reality for a majority of the city’s 10 million residents. Cape Town averted the unthinkable in 2018, but conservation measures remain in place and long-term resilience uncertain. As recent as 2014, São Paulo, Latin America’s largest city, almost ran out of water. The pressures faced by cities will continue to build. By 2050, the UN estimates that an additional 2.5 billion people will be living in urban areas.

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HOW THE R&A ERADICATED SINGLE-USE PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES FROM THE OPEN 2019

August 1, 2019 | The Sustainability Report

The connection between golf’s oldest major and the coast made tackling marine pollution ‘a very fitting topic’. Philip Russell, the governing body’s assistant director of sustainability, explains how it was done.

Golf is facing a fight for its future. Increased rainfall, extreme weather events, coastal erosion and rising sea levels are either resulting in extended periods of course closure or posing an existential threat.

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BRITAIN’S OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP GOES PLASTIC-FREE

August 1, 2019 | CNN

The Open Championship became the first of men’s golf’s majors to end the use of single-use plastic water bottles for players and spectators alike.