The new round of water challenges from Water Start is now open!

WaterStart requests proposals from water technology companies to solve immediate demands for innovation by our members. If you are a company that is ready to prove their ability to scale-up by solving one of the priorities below, please apply!

WaterStart is nonprofit collective of globally recognized leaders who are adapting to change by scaling up new solutions to water challenges. We are in search of technology providers with novel solutions to specific priorities ready to be proven through large-scale pilots.

Technology needs:

Drinking Water Priorities

  1. Anti-theft of Backflow Prevention Device
  2. Lessons-Learned Digital Platform

Wastewater Priorities

  1. Smart Air Valves for Rising Mains
  2. Locating Failure of Rising Mains
  3. Extracting Value from Biosolids

The priorities listed above represent the collective needs among WaterStart members committed to installing innovative water technology solutions. Proposals should address one or more of these specific priorities. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis and range from $25,000 to $150,000

The deadline for submission is May 20th, 2022.

For more details on the priorities and on how to apply read the guidelines here below: