Following the success of the 2018 edition, the 2nd Water Tech Hackathon is on the way!
Organized by the Universities of Montpellier, Barcelona, and Reunion Island, the Hackathon unites many academic partners (Waters MUSE Key Initiative, IM2E, IMT Mines Alès, IUT La Réunion), institutional partners (Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole, AD’OCC, Technopole La Réunion), and the business world (Aqua-Valley Cluster, Veolia).
This edition of the event revolves around the theme “Water and City”, two aspects that are highly interconnected.
Water-related risks, such as droughts and floods are amplified by climate change, impacting city planning and activities as well as aquatic environments. Water contributes to people’s comfort, from recreational activities to city heating and space cooling. With catchment, treatment, networks, buildings, and alert systems, the entire connected sector is now emerging in the urban environment.
The first step involves a call-for-challenges, open from September 15 to October 15. Proposals must be submitted via the site: http://www.water4future.com.
This step is open to everyone, including individuals, researchers, entrepreneurs, local authorities, students, and more. The goal is to submit an idea, need, concept, or project that relates to one of the themes proposed by one of the Hackathon partner sites, regardless of where you live.
Selected challenges will be displayed on the site on October 21 and presented to a Water Tech Hackathon team (your participation is encouraged), which will have 36 hours to meet the challenge during the event itself. The event takes place on December 13-14, 2019, simultaneously at three partner sites connected by videoconference.