How Can AI, a Drone and Chemical Engineering Help Solve Freshwater Issues in Lake Ontario?
This year’s AquaHacking finalists know how!
Here’s a quick look at the five teams that will pitch their solutions on October 25:
Issue: Predicting Water Crisis
Solution: E-nundation has developed a multi-platform application designed to tackle the challenge of flooding prediction and adaptation. Their proposed solution produces maps of potential flooded areas and floodwater depth based on discharge forecasts from Environment Canada. It also assesses the vulnerability of populations and critical infrastructure and produces a cost estimation of the predicted damage. Subscribers to the E-nundation app receive alerts that allows them to assess their own level of potential risk. This information can help with the coordination of response efforts and reduce potential flood impacts. Potential users, such as insurance companies, can obtain a flood risk assessment for their clients.
TEAM EGC LABS
Issue: Real time reporting of combined sewage overflow and untreated sewage spills (CSO)
Solution: EGC Labs have designed a web site that optimizes the power of AI to publicly report on CSO. Access to this information in real time will enable citizens to prepare adequately for the potential impacts. The site is updated in real-time and is accurate within a five minute time frame.
TEAM M POWER SOFTWARE
Issue: Real time reporting of combined sewage overflow (CSO) and untreated sewage spills
Solution: Team M Power Software’s solution can predict an overflow issue before it happens. Connecting with online cloud and weather channel data, they are leveraging the power of artificial intelligence to help make citizens aware of overflow occurrences and thereby adequately prepare.
Issue: Real time reporting of sewage overflow (CSO) and untreated sewage spills
Solution: Team SWIM have developed a software that will enable municipalities and public health bodies to make well-informed decisions about public water activities using rapid data. A drone provides spatial tracking of sewage overflows by collecting visible spectrum and infrared data and using, processed by SWIM signature software. Using wireless transmissions and novel proprietary algorithms, results are provided to the client within one hour.
Issue: Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs)
Solution: WaterPuris aims to stop the accumulation of endocrine disrupting chemicals in Lake Ontario and its surrounding aquatic ecosystems by applying advanced oxidation processes in household point-of-entry locations: washing machines, sinks and toilets.
Come and meet Canada’s up-and-coming water innovators at the AquaHacking Final on October 25. Teams will pitch their solutions and share in $50,000 prizes. Secure your ticket today! Register here.