The Mille Îles River, located in Quebec, is made up of rich and diverse ecosystems. This 42-kilometre long river extends across 9 distinct urban and agricultural areas, and provides drinking water to over 450,000 citizens. It is home to fragile flora and fauna which are essential to healthy river ecosystems but also faces environmental challenges caused by wastewater and other pollution sources.

With the Mille Îles River AquaHacking Challenge, we are offering a unique opportunity to all young innovators and entrepreneurs to create solutions to address issues that impact this important river. These solutions will meet local needs while having the potential to scale to have global impact.


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Water Issues

Sewer Overflows

Sewer Overflows

Develop a tool for the analysis, management and planning of activities for the protection and restoration of aquatic habitats in order to facilitate decision making and to act faster than they are degraded. Water Issue Leaders: COBAMIL and Ville de Terrebonne

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Ice Cover of the river

Ice Cover of the river

Predict and control variations in the thickness and duration of ice cover to facilitate decision-making regarding permitted uses and activities on the ice, and to measure the impact of the variations on aquatic fauna, water quality and thus better understand the impact of climate change. Water Issue Leader: Arrimage.Com Inc

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Avian Fauna and Water Quality

Avian Fauna and Water Quality

Mitigate and predict the impact of the growing avian fauna (geese, ducks and gulls) on the public banks of the Mille Îles River in order to improve water quality for recreational use. Water Issue Leader: Ville de Laval

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Aquatic Habitats

Aquatic Habitats

Develop a tool for the analysis, management and planning of activities for the protection and restoration of aquatic habitats in order to facilitate decision making and to act faster than they are degraded. Water Issue Leader: Éco-Nature

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Water issues summary

Water issues summary

In the link below you can find a summary document about the water issues, with additional information and ressources (in french)

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Aquahacking

NEXT INFO-SESSIONS 

*Registration required

 

GENERAL INFO-SESSIONS

February 19 ETE-403 Systèmes d’Information Géographique at Institute national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) (not open to the public)

February 12 BREE 420 Engineering for Sustainability at McGill University (not open to the public)

February 25, 12:00-1:00 PM EST*, in partnership with the University of Sherbrooke and CentrEau Register here

March 17 with class Bioresource Engineering at McGill University (not open to the public)

April 8, 12-1 PM EST*: Register here

January 26, 12:15 PM with ÉTS – watch the session

 

INFO-SESSIONS ABOUT WATER ISSUES – “ASK ME ANYTHING”
with the Water Issue Leaders and the AquaHacking Alumni

February 16 – 12 PM EST* – Ice covered – Register here

February 23 – 12 PM EST* – Aquatic habitatsRegister here

>>NEW DATE<< March 3 – 12 PM EST* – Avian fauna and water qualityRegister here

March 9 -12 PM EST* – Sewage overflow Register here

 


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Water Issue Leaders

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