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The AquaHacking Challenge Lake Winnipeg will Kick-off in January 2020 and run through to the Final in  October 2020.


Water Issues

The Water Issues will be announced in late January 2020 at the kick-off event in Winnipeg, MB.



On-campus info-sessions will take place on campuses in Winnipeg and across the Prairies starting January 2020

A virtual info-session will be available for those who cannot attend in-person.


ACE Project Space: January 15th, 9:00 – 10:00 AM (Members only)

University of Saskatchewan: February 5th, 12:30 – 1:30 PM in Arts Building, Room Arts 109

North Forge Technology Exchange Lunch n’ Learn: February 11th, 12:00 – 1:00 PM (Members only)

University of Winnipeg: February 13th, 3:30 – 5:00 PM in the Richardson College for the Environment and Science Complex Atrium

Stay tuned for other dates and locations!



Contact Catherine van Reenen, AquaHacking Project Coordinator, IISD

at cvanreenen@iisd.ca


Peter Tielmann, President, Palliser; IISD Board Member – Palliser Furniture Holdings Ltd.

Ray Bouchard, President, Chair of EMILI – Enns Brothers + EMILI

Jay Myers, Co-Founder & VP Growth – Bold Commerce

Glenn Crook, VP Commercial Financial Services, MB West; IISD-ELA Board Member – RBC

Mark Alexiuk, CTO & Co-Founder – Sightline Innovation Inc.

Teresa Dukes, President – North Forge

Annette Trimbee, President & Vice-Chancellor – University of Winnipeg

Dayna Spiring, President & CEO – Economic Development Winnipeg

Ray Hoemsen, Executive Director, Research Partnerships & Innovation – Red River College

Masoud Asadzadeh, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering (Water Resources) – University of Manitoba

Joanne Zuk, Assistant Deputy Minister, Renewal and Strategic Alignment – Government of Manitoba

Chris Kirby, Senior Technology Leader – IBM

Anne-Pascale Richardson, Program Manager – AquaHacking


National Financial Partners

Local Financial Partners

Academic Partners

Contact Catherine van Reenen, AquaHacking Project Coordinator, IISD at cvanreenen@iisd.ca

to learn how to become an academic partner.

Implementation Partners