We are proud to be bringing the AquaHacking Challenge to Atlantic Canada for the first time!
Young tech entrepreneurs from across the region will be engaged to create innovative solutions to some of Atlantic Canada’s leading water issues.
Algal Blooms and Eutrophication
How can we manage and prevent algal blooms before they occur? Water Issue Leader: Roxanne Mckinnon, ACAP St. JohnSee more
Sediment and Pesticide Runoff
How can we minimize the impacts of soil and pesticide runoff in our Aquatic ecosystems? Water Issue Leaders: Angela Banks & Mary Finch, PEI Watershed AllianceSee more
Treatment of Drinking water in rural and First Nations Communities
How can we develop tools to empower small rural and Indigenous communities to manage their drinking water supplies in a sustainable and culturally appropriate way? Water Issue leaders: Stephanie Gora, Centre for Water Resources Studies, Dalhousie University and Mike Chaulk, CBCL LimitedSee more
Private Well Safety
How can we improve the safety of private well drinking water? Water Issue Leaders: Gavin Kennedy, Nova Scotia Department of Energy & Mines and Gordon Check, Nova Scotia EnvironmentSee more
Microplastics from fishing gear
How can microplastics from fishing gear (threads, fragments) be prevented from entering aquatic environments and how can fishing gear be retrieved before furthering the problem of microplastic accumulation? Water Issue Leader: Ariel Smith, Coastal ActionSee more
Congratulations to our finalists!
Alexandra Embree, Jonathan Kan, Adam Fleiger and Liam Hartery
Rachel Hudson, Nathan McNally, Grace McNally, Waseem Jawad, Sochima Nnama, Patrick Palmer, Lauren Martin, Ben Veysey and Mudiwa Mharapara
Aliasghar Golbabanezhadazizi and Fereshteh Shahhoseini
🌊Clean Catch Baits
Robel Berhane, Kati von Zutphen and Guillermo Villareal De Lara
🌊What the Well
Leili Abkar, Matthew Mizzi, Robert Afari and Anita Taylor
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Advisory committee members
Dr. Amina Stoddart – Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Resource Engineering, Dalhousie University
Andrew Sinclair – Surface Water Quality Specialist, Nova Scotia Environment
Colleen McNeil – Analyst, Water and Ecosystems, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Dr. Linda Campbell – Professor and Senior Research Fellow, Environmental Science, Saint Mary’s University
Simon Mitchell – Senior Specialist, Freshwater, WWF-Canada
Dr. Stephanie Gora – Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Water Resources Studies, Dalhousie University
Marc Skinner – Senior Associate, Marine Technical Leader, Stantec
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