A Family Story
In 2012, Nan-b and Philippe de Gaspé Beaubien engaged their grandchildren to find their own voice as future philanthropists by asking them what issues were of concern to them. The 4th generation of the family stated water as their biggest concern.
Extensive reading and engagement with key leaders in the water sector opened the eyes of the de Gaspé Beaubien grandparents to the state of freshwater in North America. Their grandchildren were right.
And so, believing in the passion and creativity of youth and the value of entrepreneurship to channel that potential for sustainable societal impact, the De Gaspe Beaubien Family Foundation founded Aqua Hacking and launched the Aqua Hacking Challenge to become a source of solutions for our most-pressuring water issues.