2016 AQUAHACKING CHALLENGE : HACKING FOR THE ST. LAWRENCE
You love technological challenges and care about the St. Lawrence River? How about using your talent to protect the river and win up to $50,000 in cash?Learn more
October 6 and 7, 2016
Conferences and panels of water experts addressing four main themes: climate change adaptation, spills and overflows, access to the River and how innovation, technology and creativity can contribute to water conservation.Learn more
What is aquahacking?
AquaHacking is about putting sustainable governance and technological innovation to work for water.
Each edition of AquaHacking focuses on a specific waterway and consists of the following:
A 2-day summit on water-related issues
A challenge which takes place over the course of several weeks.
The AquaHacking summit brings together decision makers, field experts, researchers, not-for-profit organizations, citizens and key players who want to take action on the environment and protect our sources of freshwater.
The AquaHacking challenge brings together young digital designers, technology experts, and water experts in order to develop applications (web or mobile) to solve water-related issues.
Freshwater is a priceless asset that we benefit from every day. AquaHacking is an initiative of the de Gaspé Beaubien Foundation to pass on clean water sources to future generations.
Overview: aquahacking 2015 - ottawa river summit
First of a series of events dedicated Canadian waterways preservation and restoration, the very first AquaHacking was dedicated to the Ottawa River. AquaHacking 2015 - Ottawa River Summit was held on May 29 and 30, 2015 in Gatineau.
For two days, AquaHacking 2015 - Ottawa River Summit brought together more than 300 participants from different backgrounds, all concerned by the future of the Ottawa River.
A historic agreement
The Quebec Minister of Sustainable Development, the Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change, Mr. David Heurtel and the Ontario Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Mr. Glen Murray announced the creation of a joint committee on the management of water for the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River and the water quality of the Ottawa river. A historic first!
70 hackers – 10 apps
Thanks to their expertise and technological talent, 70 hackers developed ten mobile/web applications to preserve the Ottawa River. The applications were made available to the local community.