AquaHacking Alumni

AquaHacking Start-Ups

Meet the AquaHacking Alumni members who are leading the way towards
healthier water through their start-ups and initiatives!

WIDE
WIDE

AH AC '20

  • Patrick Palmer
  • Mudiwa Mharapara
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    • Patrick Palmer
    • Mudiwa Mharapara
    • Rachel Hudson
    • Ben Vesey
    • Nathan McNally
    • Grace McNally
    • Sochima Nnama
    • Waseem Jawad
    • Lauren Martin

Fredericton, NB

Developed a containerized distilled water treatment system that integrates existing commercially available technologies to provide high quality, reliable water to small rural and indigenous communities in an accessible, sustainable and culturally appropriate manner (previously Water Innovators)

Drinking Water in Remote Communities

CANN Forecast
CANN Forecast

AH '16

  • Naysan Saran
  • Nicolas Fortin St-Gelais

Montreal, QC

Developed artificial intelligence models to support municipal decision-making: InteliSwim, a tool that more reliably predicts recreational water quality, and InteliPipes, a tool to help identify water pipes vulnerable to leaks and breaks

Recreational Water Quality, Municipal Infrastructure

WaterPuris
WaterPuris

AH '18

  • Robert Liang

Kitchener, ON

Applying cutting-edge technologies in materials science such as advanced oxidation processes and membrane aerated biofilm reactors to treat endocrine disrupting chemicals as a solution for decentralized wastewater treatment and reuse

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

Ozero Solutions
Ozero Solutions

AH BC '20

  • Matys Tessier
  • Olivier Harpin
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    • Matys Tessier
    • Olivier Harpin
    • Maxime Guay
    • Benjamin Farley
    • Christophe Morin
    • Olivier Liberge

Sherbrooke, QC

Developed the first washing station that fully decontaminates sport boats, including internal plumbing, to prevent the spread of invasive aquatic species such as zebra and quagga mussels in lakes and rivers

Invasive Aquatic Species

Marine Way
Marine Way

AH LW '20

  • Devanshi Kukadia
  • Lisa Chen
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    • Devanshi Kukadia
    • Lisa Chen
    • Michael Chen
    • Wenzhi Guo

Toronto, ON

Developing an application to report lost fishing gear through a simplified lost gear reporting process for use by at-sea commercial fishers (previously Fight Against Microplastics)

Microplastics

LaSIR Nutrient Technology
  • Meagan Smith
  • Bentley Turner

Winnipeg, MB

Offers NuFinder, an agronomic decision support tool for on-site soil analysis to reduce phosphorus runoff which applies ATR infrared spectroscopy techniques and the collection of multiple soil samples without the use of added reagents to reduce the cost per sample

Agriculture and Water Quality

Drinkable Water Solutions
  • Matthew Mizzi
  • Anita Taylor
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    • Matthew Mizzi
    • Anita Taylor
    • Robert Afari

Halifax, NS

Developing the SIP mechanism and a service to assist private well owners with water testing to reduce known barriers and increase testing of well water quality (previously What the Well)

Well-Water Safety

UniteAg
UniteAg

AH BC '20

  • Waseem Jawad
  • Luke Trinity

Kingston, ON

Developed a simulated digital platform that provides feedback to policy makers on the effectiveness of agricultural incentives for water conservation and nutrient management to protect water quality (previously Agricultural Decision Support Tool)

Agriculture and Water Quality

GAPSS
GAPSS

AH BC '20

  • Jacob Sol
  • Cole White-Robinson
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    • Jacob Sol
    • Cole White-Robinson
    • Jayden Wong
    • Graeme Kumagai
    • Rudransh Kumar
    • Olivier Liberge

Kelowna, BC

Offers an easy-to-install, retrofittable, and affordable stormwater decontamination product which removes hydrocarbons while promoting sedimentation in addition to the collection of real-time data using a built-in sensor unit to inform municipal monitoring networks

Stormwater Management

Clean Catch Baits
Clean Catch Baits

AH AC '20

  • Guillermo Villarreal De Lara
  • Katherine VanZutphen
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    • Guillermo Villarreal De Lara
    • Katherine VanZutphen
    • Robel Berhane

Halifax, NS

Manufactured first-ever soft bait fishing lure out of a unique organic biopolymer solution which is 100% biodegradable and PVC-free, allowing anglers to practice their sport without worry and contributes to the safety of fish and all aquatic life

Plastic Pollution

PolyGone Technologies
  • Lauren Smith

Waterloo, ON

Developed the first microfibre detection system in the world to identify if microplastics are present in liquids, working with beverage production companies to ensure there are no microplastics in their products and offering a “microplastics-free” certification

Microplastics

Particuleye Technologies
  • Quinn Desrochers
  • Michael Beck
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    • Quinn Desrochers
    • Michael Beck
    • Waseem Jawad
    • Zacharie Gousseau
    • Ryan Tran

Winnipeg, MB

Development of Particuleye, a portable automatic detection device that uses machine learning to classify and quantify microplastics for use in commercial, academic and scientific settings (previously The Winnipeg Wizards)

Microplastics

Above Atlantis
Above Atlantis

AH BC '20

  • Shantanu Dutt
  • Jay Matsushiba

Vancouver, BC

Offers data-driven products and services for flood risk mitigation, specializing in cloud-based data analysis, geospatial modelling and consumer-focused experiences with the goal to make flood risk information more easily accessible to the public

Flood Risks

Equator Studios
  • Rebecca Swabey
  • Patrick Sapinski

Waterloo, ON

Provides open and affordable data mapping software to environmental consulting firms, students and government, which includes high-resolution topographic data and lidar surveys with centimetre accuracy (previously Maple Precision)

Land and Water Management

ExTech MIP
ExTech MIP

AH AC '20

  • Ali Azizi
  • Fereshteh Shahhoseini

St. John's, NL

Offers reliable, fast, portable and convenient measurement of organic contaminants in water resources using a field deployable and inexpensive device, allowing for quick on-site sampling of well water or any other freshwater resource

Well-Water Safety

Clarify
Clarify

AH AC '20

  • Alexandra Embree
  • Adam Fleiger

Halifax, NS

Developing a user-friendly web platform that educates, guides and streamlines the well water treatment process to support well water owners with the testing and interpretation of water quality data results (previously Well Warriors)

Well-Water Safety

Elite A2Z Filter
Elite A2Z Filter

AH BC '20

  • Kevin Khadem
  • Harvey Mann
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    • Kevin Khadem
    • Harvey Mann
    • Gavin Saini
    • Ahmed Ramadan

Kelowna, BC

Developed a cost-effective gravity filtration system built of bio-composite materials that removes hydrocarbons, dust and petroleum contaminants from stormwater for domestic use

Stormwater Management

Poly-Mer
Poly-Mer

AH '17

  • Alexis Eisenberg

Montreal, QC

Created a mini sampler that allows citizen scientists to easily collect water samples from which microplastic quantity and type are identified, the microplastics database is publicly available and contributes to raising awareness about the issue of microplastics in our freshwater sources

Microplastics