AquaHacking 2016 Summit: Three majors outcomes

Winners of the challenge

1st place
2nd place
Solutions to Innvovate
3rd place
4rd place
5rd place

Minister of Sustainable Development, the Environment and the Fight against Climate Change Special Mention: Dronoflow

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Youth declaration

As part of AquaHacking 2016, a delegation of young professionals and students has combined their forces to outline a vision of the St. Lawrence River by 2030.

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Public Consultation on the Quebec strategy water 2017-2032

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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.

300 participants

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.