We are proud to be bringing the AquaHacking Challenge to British Columbia for the first time!

Young tech entrepreneurs from across the province will be engaged to create innovative solutions to some of B.C.’s leading water issues.


The AquaHacking Challenge in British Columbia will Kick-off in October 2019 and run through to the Final in June 2020.

2020 CHALLENGE British Columbia


On-campus INFO-SESSIONS will take place on campuses across BC in October and November:

Weekly webinars will begin on the third week of October:

Thursdays: Nov 14, Nov 21 and Nov 28 – 10 AM- PST: Register here

UBC Okanagan: 11:30 AM  Nov 15 Room EME 1202

Okanagan College, Kelowna: 12:00 PM, Nov 18  Room to be confirmed

Simon Fraser University: 4:30 PM Tuesday Nov 19, Room 8570 TASC2 BUILDING

UBC Vancouver: 1:00 PM, Wednesday, Nov 20, MSL 101, Michael Smith Labs, 2185 East Mall

Thompsons River University: Friday, Nov 22, time and location to be confirmed.

Okanagan College, Vernon: Monday, Nov 25 time and location to be confirmed.

UVIC: details to be confirmed.

Check back here for more dates & locations.


Contact us at Carolina.restrepo@obwb.ca

Advisory Committee Members

Anna Warwick Sears, Executive Director, Okanagan Basin Water Board

Denise Neilsen, Director – Okanagan Water Stewardship Council

Dave Teasdale, Professor – Okanagan College

Andrew Greer, CoFounder & Community Catalyst – PURPPL Accelerator

David Saltman, Founder – Okanagan Sustainability Leadership Council

Rehan Sadiq, Dean and Professor – School of Engineering University of British Columbia Okanagan

Kariann Aarup, Partnerships and Program Development – AquaHacking

Corie Griffiths, Director – Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission

Jeremy Clowes, Principal – Water and Waste Water Engineer Urban Systems

Don Dobson, Principal – Dobson Engineering

Rod MacLean, Manager – Utility Planning City of Kelowna

Okanagan Nation Alliance – member to be confirmed

Matthew Woods, Manager – Cleantech Planning and Innovation Branch Ministry of Jobs, Trade and Technology Province of British Columbia

Tarik Dessouki, Director – Environmental and Climate Monitory Section B.C. Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy


James Littley,  AquaHacking B.C. Project Manager – Okanagan Basin Water Board

Carolina Restrepo Tamayo, AquaHacking B.C. Coordinator – Okanagan Basin Water Board


National Financial Partners

Local Financial Partners

Academic Partners

Implementation Partners