Explorer Jill Heinerth Joins AquaHacking; Final Program Now Available
Since the semi-final on June 9, five AquaHacking finalist teams from Montreal, Kingston, Waterloo, Quebec City and Toronto have been fine-tuning their tech solutions and business cases. These teams will compete live at the AquaHacking Final that’s taking place in Toronto on October 25 and share $50,000 in prizes!
The five teams are made up of young innovators, eager to convince and surprise the audience and the judges with their innovative tech solutions tackling some of the more pressing water issues our Great Lakes currently face, including water crises prediction and adaption, reporting of sewage overflows, and neutralization of endocrine disrupting chemicals.
While we’re all excited about the AquaHacking Challenge Final, we believe the speakers make the conference special. We have lined up two fantastic speakers and are honoured to present Kenneth Cook, president and co-founder of Environmental Working Group, and Jill Heinerth, Canadian cave diver and Explorer-in-Residence at the Royal Canadian Geographic Society. We are also pleased to showcase two of our AquaHacking alumni: Blue Lion Labs (Jason Deglint) and PolyGone (Lauren Smith) who will share their journey one year after their own AquaHacking Challenge Final.
The event will be emceed by Kat Kavanagh, CEO of Water Rangers, the winner of the first AquaHacking Challenge in 2015. The full program is available here.
Please join us in celebrating the talent of our young Canadian innovators on October 25 and get inspired for the solutions possible for our fresh water! Register now, and don’t forget to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for discount code if you are a student or part of an NGO.