Zero Water Waste Challenge

Boosting freshwater conservation through innovative water usage approaches


This challenge calls for innovative water usage approaches to improve freshwater conservation from supply to demand, moving towards zero water waste. Up to 10 winners will receive a total of a 1.75M CHF financial award generously made available by HCL.

They are looking for existing innovations that capture alternative water resources to protect groundwater reserves and avoid unnecessary loss of water, reuse water before discharging it back into the water cycle — ideally, recycling materials we gain from wastewater as an alternative energy resource and avoiding any type of water pollution — as well as smart irrigation solutions to benefit those who most need it. Solutions that work with big data and AI, and employ innovations in their service, pricing, partnerships, and business models are particularly encouraged to apply.


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