Here are the finalists!
A team of two from ETE-INRS looking to protect aquatic habitats with the application of their solution, O-Plast, an innovative system that will allow for the degradation of microplastics at the source.
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A team comprising two students from Laval University and McGill University working towards the protection of aquatic habitats through their innovative app which centralizes information from various databases to provide : analysis and dynamic visualizations, to support improved management and conservation initiatives.
A trio of students from ÉTS developing multifunctional floating platforms that will help raise public awareness of water issues while simultaneously, collecting water quality data with the goal of protecting the river and its ecosystems.
Two young professionals addressing the issue of combined sewer overflows with their innovative solution, Oasis, an all-in-one, fully autonomous rainwater harvesting system.
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 TerrebonneSee more
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 IncSee more
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 LavalSee more
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-NatureSee more
Water issues summary
In the link below you can find a summary document about the water issues, with additional information and ressources (in french)See more
About the Mille Ile River
The Mille Îles River, located in Quebec, is made up of rich and diverse ecosystems. This 42-kilometer 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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