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 2016 - UNITED FOR THE ST. LAWRENCE

As part of our efforts to preserve the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River, AquaHacking 2016: United for the St. Lawrence gathered more than 350 participants, 20 keynote speakers and expert panelists as well as all levels of government, last October at the Palais des Congrès, in Montreal.

WINNERS OF THE CHALLENGE

This past October 7, as part of the AquaHacking 2016 Summit: United for the St. Lawrence, the winner of the AquaHacking 2016 Challenge was announced, from a pool of five finalists. These teams have been working for several months on their technological solutions to help protect the St. Lawrence River.

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YOUTH DECLARATION

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!

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STRATÉGIE QUÉBÉCOISE DE L'EAU 2017-2032

Public Consultation on the Quebec strategy water 2017-2032

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