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How to “Hack” Lake Winnipeg

Join us for an hour-long webinar to learn how you can flex your tech-savvy muscles by hacking Lake Winnipeg and winning $50,000 to boot!

April 14, 2020 8:00 pm

(Open to public)

Join us on Wednesday, April 15 at 11:00 a.m (Central time). for an hour-long webinar to learn more about AquaHacking Lake Winnpeg and how you can work virtually with expert mentors to develop innovative tech solutions to freshwater issues plaguing Lake Winnipeg.


AquaHacking is a start-up competition designed to support technology and business development addressing environmental problems related to fresh water.

In 2020, we are challenging students (undergraduate and graduate), recent grads and young professionals from across the disciplines to develop innovative tech solutions to problems plaguing the Lake Winnipeg watershed, such as microplastics, fish health, agriculture, drinking water, or watershed investment. 

With guidance and support from expert mentors in water, tech and business, the multidisciplinary teams of hackers will compete for $50,000 in cash prizes and incubator space!

We will tell you everything you need to know, including:

  • How the competition works;
  • The scope of the competition and key dates;
  • The profiles of potential “AquaHackers” and how they can participate.

As experts in freshwater science and policy, the International Institute for Sustainable Development is proud to host the AquaHacking Lake Winnipeg Challenge in 2020. Launched by the de Gaspé Beaubien Foundation in 2015, the AquaHacking Challenge has engaged over 1,500 youth in 12 critical water issues and resulted in 18 new startups.

You can register for the webinar here.

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