TOP 4 TEAMS ARE :

SIP 

Issue: drinking water/wastewater. Solution: A mobile filtration station in the form of a gravity filter backpack.

Team members: Elana Wood, Yosamin Esanullah, Fikunayomi Adelaja, and Mana Tokuni in Kelowna, and Yamen Shehab in Doha, Qatar.

Algaegator

Issue: nutrient capture and recycling on farms.

Solution: A solar-powered filtration system that uses a submerged pump to move polluted water into a tank for electrocoagulation to remove toxic chemicals.

Team members: Erik Hohl, Dolphin Chan and Sam Kinakin of Kelowna, Tanner Cheyne from Calgary, Vancouver’s Matthew Hinchliff and Omar Noury of Winnipeg.

Eco-Friendly Wastewater Treatment

Issue: drinking water/wastewater.

Solution: Use Fate Models to improve wastewater treatment plant efforts to remove pollutants, including pharmaceuticals, Endocrine Disruptor Compounds, and pesticides, before releasing water back into the environment.

Team members: Khaled Zoroufchi Benis, Shahab Minaei and Mohsen Asadi, all of Saskatoon.

Triple C

 Issue: drinking water/wastewater.

Solution: Focusing on improving water quality in Indigenous communities, the team developed a device to help prevent water contamination in water cisterns using a hydraulic coupling on the water delivery hose and the cistern lid.

Team members: Mikhail Ignatyev and Emilia Dyck, both from Kelowna, Sydney Strocen of Winnipeg, and Sam Keeble from Vancouver.

 

 

 

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Water Issues

On-Farm nutrient capture and recycling

On-Farm nutrient capture and recycling

How can we capture and reuse the valuable nutrients from livestock operations and improve the health of nearby rivers, lakes and aquifers?

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Optimization of drinking water/wastewater treatment plants

Optimization of drinking water/wastewater treatment plants

How can we improve the operations of primary water/wastewater utility infrastructure?

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Toxic algal blooms

Toxic algal blooms

How can we improve testing and reduce the incidence of toxic algal blooms?

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Innovative ‘social’ technologies for water information

Innovative ‘social’ technologies for water information

Are there new ways we can link to existing social media and communications technologies to support community access to water information?

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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 resources

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Aquahacking

About the Western Canada Challenge

We are proud to be bringing the AquaHacking Challenge to Western Canada.

Young, innovative minds – from across Canada – are invited to put their skills to work, creating ground-breaking solutions to some of the most critical water issues facing B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.


MORE INFORMATION

Contact us at Carolina.restrepo@obwb.ca

National Financial Partners

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Implementation Partners