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WeTest

City: Buffalo

Challenge: Connecting Communities to the Value of Water

Areas of Expertise: Climatology, Ecological Engineering, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Policy, Traditional Environmental Knowledge

Skills: Business Management, Civil Engineering, Entrepreneurship

We were a part of the Water Innovation Lab in India organized my Waterlution in January 2017, and later, started working as a team. The workshop brought together young researchers, innovators, inventors, and entrepreneurs to build new relationships, accelerate knowledge sharing, build transferable leadership skills, and co-develop potential solutions to water challenges. We envision to connect water sensing tools to a smartphone interface to engage water drinkers in water management. We want the results of our work in India to be transferable to other place. We applyed our ideas to the Indian context developing a pilot with International Waters in Bangalore. We have established contact with local partners Akvo specialized in collaborative water monitoring and SACIWaters. We are part of two powerful research networks, IC IMPACTS and Water Youth Network. We are convinced that our work on collaborative water management will be integrated to the World Water Forum that will take place in March 2018 in Brazilia.

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WEL

City: Cleveland

Challenge: Aging Infrastructure, Dredged Sediment Reuse, Harmful Algal Blooms, Legacy Pollution

Areas of Expertise: Ecological Economics, Ecological Engineering, Energy and Environment, Environmental Biology, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Ethics, Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Organizing, Environmental Policy, Hydrology, Life Cycle Assessment, Soil Science, Toxicology

Skills: Business Management, Civil Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Mechanical Engineering, Product Design, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, User Experience Design

WEL Process Developed: The Method & Systems for Industrial Water Reclamation: With a goal to eradicate contamination and prevent environmental degradation, WEL created the first process for industrial wastewater reclamation. This transcendent solution was developed through extensive research in water technologies and natural resource management and as a result of defining the pain points and costs from wastewater production. Capable of handling industrial waste streams from start to finish, this system encompasses a closed loop platform of mechanical equipment, treatment components, piping, and instrumentation. It has the ability to lift contaminants, segregate waste discharge, manage solids, and treat water for direct reuse back into operations. Water profiles can be created with a purity as high as 18 megohms (above potable levels) and for an array of uses and industries. Water reclamation developed on this platform provides clean water and enables the ability to sustain an infinite water supply. Although this new process establishes a platform with defined technologies and industry specific requirements, components can also be brought in from outside developers. The most attractive results upon construction of this platform include process efficiencies, increased equipment life and functionality, and vast cost savings for both the end user and the environment. Cost and environmental savings are established through the system’s ability to eliminate contaminants, treat sludge for use in agriculture, and by recycling over 50% of all industrial process water. Government agencies such as sewage districts also benefit from this solution as it prevents the degradation of infrastructure (piping in particular) and reduces municipal treatment costs. Technology Developed: Software & Automation Wastewater Management & Facility Optimization Program: WEL Enterprise has also developed a software program that interfaces a facility’s existing equipment with our proposed wastewater platform (above). Specific data and analytics acquired throughout a facility’s operations are incorporated into the program to build a simulation of the reclamation project prior to construction. This initial simulation displays a package of results for two key factors: 1) As an operational visual of the equipment and process flows throughout facility; and 2) As an accurate calculator providing the real volumes and cost savings from having a wastewater reclamation system in place. These cost savings are then translated into a clear return on investment upon implementation. Furthermore, this software can be upgraded into an ongoing program that monitors and optimizes operations in real time for long-term facility and equipment management. Both the process and technology developed provide an outcome for global impact, preserving the long-term sustainability of our most important resource – Water.

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WAWDA(Web Application for Water Data Analysis)

City: Cleveland

Challenge: Aging Infrastructure, Connecting Communities to the Value of Water, Dredged Sediment Reuse, Harmful Algal Blooms, Legacy Pollution

Areas of Expertise: Other

Skills: Entrepreneurship, Graphic Design, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, User Experience Design, Web Design

[Data Problems:] 1. Misuse of Data: Use of data standards under any specific domain insure that published data is interoperable with other information systems. 2. Time Consumption: Scientists are given the task of searching and gathering multitudes of data from a multitude of data sources. 3. Education: Environmental scientists, institutions and organizations do not always recognize or understand the need for data standards. [Data Solutions] 1. WaterML: WaterML is a strain of XML developed specifically for the sharing of water data. Use of WaterML data standards to create data visualizations. This is done with a combination of Drupal and the Google Charts API. 2. Easy Access: We can reduce the amount of time a scientist has to spend locating and formatting data. Simply complete a form and send, explaining your needs and we do the work for you. Any request received for data is used as a requirement input using an Agile Software Development Lifecycle Methodology. 3. Training: Creation of simple and easy video’s, tutorials and content that will improve how a scientist saves their data. We do not limit the educational solution to just training. Each institution has it’s own method for creating and access data. We can create software to enhance and improve these methods. Web application development in process. Go to http://wawda.mikestratton.net

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WaterX

City: Buffalo

Challenge: Aging Infrastructure, Connecting Communities to the Value of Water

Areas of Expertise: Other

Skills: Entrepreneurship, Software Engineering

Collecting meaningful data through user interactive app and real time water condition advisory.

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WaterWatcher

City: Buffalo

Challenge: Connecting Communities to the Value of Water

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Skills: Entrepreneurship, Graphic Design, Software Engineering, User Experience Design, Web Design

WaterWatcher is a project from the University at Buffalo designed to drive the creation of meaningful water quality data and connect communities to not only the value of water, but also the value of the data on their own local water sources. We are partnering with Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper, the Buffalo Water Authority, and other environmental organizations in the Western New York region to promote awareness on water quality issues and encourage the sharing of open data.

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WaterWarriors

City: Cleveland

Challenge: Connecting Communities to the Value of Water

Areas of Expertise: Environmental Biology, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Policy, Other

Skills: Product Design, Software Engineering, User Experience Design, Web Design

Water Warriors (WW) are not us. They are the kids who are the next generation adults who would be the guardians of our water resources. WW is the platform aim to connect them to values of the water to foster a mindful generation.

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WaterSeed 7

City: Cleveland

Challenge: Aging Infrastructure, Connecting Communities to the Value of Water, Dredged Sediment Reuse, Harmful Algal Blooms, Legacy Pollution

Areas of Expertise: Ecological Economics, Energy and Environment, Environmental Ethics, Other, Traditional Environmental Knowledge

Skills: Business Management, Civil Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Graphic Design, Mechanical Engineering, Product Design, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, User Experience Design, Web Design

Focused, fluid, functional and fair. WS7 is where lo-tech, hi-tech, old school and innovation collide and resolve. WS7 is where the Jolly Green Giant, Booker T. Washington and McGyver collide. We are not competing…we are making the world a better place.

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TeamSoS

City: Detroit

Challenge: Aging Infrastructure, Connecting Communities to the Value of Water, Harmful Algal Blooms, Legacy Pollution

Areas of Expertise: Energy and Environment, Environmental Ethics, Environmental Organizing, Environmental Policy

Skills: Business Management, Civil Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Product Design, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, User Experience Design, Web Design

TeamSoS, is trying to drive the creation of meaningful data for public access and use. An average individual will not log into a government data portal for a simple question such as "is my water good to drink" or "Will I have boil water advisory?" We will attempt to find co-relation of water and its effect on society. Basically create a digital tool that will help a person get information about water and enable him to get help during crisis.

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Team Open Erie

City: Toledo

Challenge: Connecting Communities to the Value of Water, Harmful Algal Blooms

Areas of Expertise: Other

Skills: Software Engineering

Small but mighty, we are Team Open Erie!

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Team Goodrich

City: Cleveland

Challenge: Connecting Communities to the Value of Water

Areas of Expertise: Other

Skills: Software Engineering, User Experience Design, Web Design

Cuyahoga Community college (Cleveland Codes 3) Just a bunch of Software Development students looking to make a positive change in our Lake system.

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SWEET Lab

City: Detroit

Challenge: Connecting Communities to the Value of Water, Harmful Algal Blooms, Legacy Pollution

Areas of Expertise: Climatology, Energy and Environment, Environmental Biology, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Finance, Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Organizing, Environmental Policy, Hydrology, Life Cycle Assessment, Traditional Environmental Knowledge

Skills: Business Management, Civil Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Graphic Design, Mechanical Engineering, Product Design, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, Web Design

Project Description: Tremendous amount of data is gathered for the monitoring of the Lake Erie. However, the methods of data gathering are either expensive or not in real-time. Team SWEET Lab is working on systems of real-time data gathering and analyzing that are cheaper, take data in real-time and also enhance the community engagement and awareness to the value of data and water. SWEET Lab is a team of five other engineers, researchers, and artists based in Detroit. We are cooperating with some other organization for high school and farmer engagement and Data portal for data exchanged. Our team will provide a package of Internet of Things (IoT) sensors that can be easily assembled by students and farmer for collecting environmental data. Technologies such as drones will also be used to increase data sampling. In the next step, by using data mining tools and algorithms, we will produced more meaningful data that can be understand by public. We are using platforms such as GE Predix and IBM Bluemix and the results will be presented in our webpage domain as a heat maps or other info-graphic maps.

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SUP Erie Adventures

City: Buffalo

Challenge: Aging Infrastructure, Connecting Communities to the Value of Water, Dredged Sediment Reuse, Harmful Algal Blooms, Legacy Pollution

Areas of Expertise: Ecological Economics, Ecological Psychology, Environmental Ethics, Environmental Finance, Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Organizing, Environmental Policy, Other, Traditional Environmental Knowledge

Skills: Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Graphic Design, Product Design, Web Design

SUP Erie Adventures seeks to generate innovative solutions to connecting communities to the value of water through creating access to water-based outdoor recreation opportunities and developing public outdoor education programming. This team has vast experience in public lands management, outdoor entrepreneurship, urban and regional planning, capacity building, and web design.

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Sav'Ayn

City: Toledo

Challenge: Harmful Algal Blooms

Areas of Expertise: Energy and Environment

Skills: Business Management, Civil Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Product Design

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Robot Missions

City: Windsor

Challenge: Connecting Communities to the Value of Water, Legacy Pollution

Areas of Expertise: Other

Skills: Entrepreneurship, Graphic Design, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, User Experience Design

Robot Missions is helping our planet with robots. We have developed a prototype 3d printed robot (about the size of a poodle) that collects tiny trash debris from shorelines. With a group of collaborators in Summer 2016, we embarked on 11 Field Tests around Toronto and Ottawa - including one with a NASA scientist in Pasadena, CA. In total, we collected 2.75kg of tiny trash debris, and engaging 188 participants. **We are looking for team members near Windsor for Eerie Hack!** - Environmentalists: shoreline debris & water pollution - Software developers: web - Community managers: local to Windsor area - Computer vision: embedded, most likely on a Pi3 or Beaglebone Black - Electronics engineer: power distribution & voltage regulation - Someone who knows how to waterproof stuff! (11.1V 5000mAh LiPo battery is at stake here) - Communications & documentation: photography & videos **Volunteers wanted for a Lake Eerie Field Test** Check out our Field Test on Lake Ontario: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDx2st2oh44 For more info: http://robotmissions.org

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Ripple Effect

City: Cleveland

Challenge: Connecting Communities to the Value of Water

Areas of Expertise: Soil Science, Traditional Environmental Knowledge

Skills: Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Graphic Design, Product Design, Software Engineering, User Experience Design, Web Design

Ripple Effect is a hacking community for the blue economy. The team is led by Rachel Wilkins Patel an ex-Google search web application developer, digital strategist and founder @herideas, @makerduet, and @bridgeandswitch. RippleEffect.io aims to connect communities to the value of water by empowering teachers, parents and DIY makers to experiment and hack problem-based environmental challenges for both ecological and economic impact. Ripple Effect is WikiHow meets citizen science where hacking water becomes real-world for all hackers. Ripple Effect aims to become the platform for citizen engagement and will raise awareness through local, real-world experimentation and learning. It allows anyone in the world to tinker and become more engaged of the ecological and economic impacts in their own environment with respect to water and the value of water. Learn more: http://futurelab-clevelandrachel.c9users.io/index.html

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Renewergy

City: Erie

Challenge: Aging Infrastructure, Harmful Algal Blooms

Areas of Expertise: Ecological Engineering, Energy and Environment, Environmental Biology, Environmental Ethics, Life Cycle Assessment

Skills: Entrepreneurship, Product Design

Renewergy Corporation seeks to apply its novel technology for algae cultivation to all industries which can utilize large quantities of algal biomass. Some of these include waste water remediation, biofuels production, and nutritional supplements. Lucas McConnell, inventor and entrepreneur, has developed a system called aeroponic algal culture (AAC). AAC is an efficient and highly scalable means to cultivate algae from nutrient rich wastewater streams, both point source and nonpoint source. The more algae grown aeroponically, the more nutrients will be recaptured and the less allowed escape into the lake to grow the algal blooms. AAC cultivates algae in a film of water on a substrate rather than in a body of water. By eliminating the majority of the water usage, it is able to provide the algae with everything it needs grow in an efficient manner. Renewergy is always looking for potential funders and/or research partners. Eric Karrfalt, Ph.D., is a very versatile scientist and an intuitive engineer. He brings an exceptional and powerful set of problem solving skills to this work from his previous diverse experience. He has a very sharp eye for economy and efficiency and is continually finding ways to make the Aeroponic system simpler and more productive. He is very widely conversant with materials properties and fabrication techniques and can seamlessly bridge the gap between scientific theory and practical implementation. These abilities are extremely useful in developing the many novel solutions necessary for accommodating the biological complexity of the algae within an efficient, economical industrial system.

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Purily

City: Detroit

Challenge: Connecting Communities to the Value of Water

Areas of Expertise: Ecological Engineering, Energy and Environment, Environmental Biology

Skills: Civil Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Product Design, Software Engineering

Purily is an initiative to connect residents, restaurants, and charities to promote water conservation. We do this tracking resident water usage and providing residents that sucessfully have lower water usage than their community with restaurant discounts or promotions. Lastly, we'd like to use a portion of our revenues to support water projects overseas through charities to promote water access. Our team is currently composed of four engineering students from the University of Michigan and are currently working on building a network and creating a usable website and app.

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PlexNet

City: Toledo

Challenge: Aging Infrastructure, Harmful Algal Blooms

Areas of Expertise: Traditional Environmental Knowledge

Skills: Entrepreneurship, Graphic Design, Mechanical Engineering, Product Design, Software Engineering

team bio will be updated at a later time.

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P-Reduce

City: Buffalo

Challenge: Harmful Algal Blooms

Areas of Expertise: Other

Skills: Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Mechanical Engineering

We are looking for a way to reduce nutrient (mostly phosphorous) loading in lake Erie.

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Orbitist

City: Buffalo

Challenge: Connecting Communities to the Value of Water

Areas of Expertise: Ecological Economics, Environmental Biology, Environmental Ethics, Environmental Organizing, Environmental Policy, Other, Traditional Environmental Knowledge

Skills: Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Graphic Design, Product Design, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, User Experience Design, Web Design

Orbitist uses multimedia production, data visualization, and web development to help people understand and explore the world. We aim to help engineering firms, governments, cities, and citizens communicate and engage with the general public around water and local environmental issues.

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Mizu

City: Cleveland

Challenge: Aging Infrastructure, Connecting Communities to the Value of Water, Legacy Pollution

Areas of Expertise: Climatology, Ecological Engineering, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Organizing, Hydrology, Other, Traditional Environmental Knowledge

Skills: Civil Engineering, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, User Experience Design, Web Design

Connecting Communities to the Value Water - Natural resource museum giving the public interactive tours to learn about water resources and management

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Micro Buoy

City: Detroit

Challenge: Harmful Algal Blooms, Legacy Pollution

Areas of Expertise: Energy and Environment, Environmental Biology, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Organizing, Other, Toxicology

Skills: Entrepreneurship, Mechanical Engineering, Product Design, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, User Experience Design, Web Design

Dr. Leela Mohana Reddy Arava Department of Mechanical Engineering, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202, USA Interests: ElectroChemistry; Nano Materials; energy conversion and storage; sensors and actuators Mr. Nirul Masurkar Department of Mechanical Engineering, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202, USA Interests: Microfabrication; nanomaterials; MEMS/NEMS; batteries; sensors and actuators Mr. Uday Praveen Tiruvalluri Department of Mechanical Engineering, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202, USA Interests: Designing, Product Development, Product Testing, Micro Batteries. Mr.Chad Gainor Entrepreneur, computer geek, and designer. He serves on 4 civic/municipal boards and mentors all of the college hackathons in the Michigan. Chad is engaged in a variety of projects such as Coding it Forward and 9 independent app-development teams, in addition to a variety of civic development efforts, including, but not limited to, renewable energy infrastructure, smart city design, and public transit systems.

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Max's Team

City: Cleveland

Challenge: Aging Infrastructure

Areas of Expertise: Environmental Biology, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Ethics

Skills: Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering, User Experience Design

I am not a real team. I am created to test the system.

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LPWAN Sensors

City: Cleveland

Challenge: Harmful Algal Blooms

Areas of Expertise: Ecological Engineering, Other

Skills: Entrepreneurship, Systems Engineering

Our team is going to sense the nitrogen and phosphorus in the tributaries of the Lake. Track that data over time with scalability by location. Then educate the offenders that are involved in either polluting in general or over fertilizing their fields to maximize crop yield. Our solution is not just viable, it is cost effective.

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HydroTrekkies

City: Cleveland

Challenge: Harmful Algal Blooms

Areas of Expertise: Energy and Environment, Hydrology, Traditional Environmental Knowledge

Skills: Business Management, Civil Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Graphic Design, Product Design, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, User Experience Design, Web Design

Leverage Cloud Computing, Big Data and IoT to create unique approaches to managing environmental challenges.

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HydroSense

City: Cleveland

Challenge: Aging Infrastructure, Harmful Algal Blooms

Areas of Expertise: Energy and Environment, Environmental Biology, Environmental Finance, Life Cycle Assessment, Traditional Environmental Knowledge

Skills: Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Mechanical Engineering, Product Design, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, User Experience Design, Web Design

Our team is seeking to create a floating lab that can collect and transmit water quality data back to researchers working on forecasting models.

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h2ohio

City: Cleveland

Challenge: Connecting Communities to the Value of Water

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We're make a mobile app that will encourage people to report interesting things happening near Ohio waterways. Think about stuff like Pokemon Go, but instead of catching imaginary monsters, players will report things like illegally dumped trash in an Ohio creek, or a fallen tree near a favorite fishing spot, or signs of fertilizer runoff. Players can also earn points for spotting unusual wildlife, and collecting scientific data, like water temperature, pH, NPK readings, etc. After earning points, players will win achievements and badges. This project has two goals: 1. The game will get people to value their waterways. By going out and recording pollution and illegal dumping and observing wildlife, citizens will feel a sense of ownership and pride. 2. Data collected through the game can improve waterway management. For example, volunteer cleanup crews Researchers can use data collected Last point: the game will be designed so that we can add new "stuff to search for" as we discover what should be. For example, if we discover that we want to count Asian carp in rivers, we'll add that in as something that can be used to earn points for.

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H&F Foods

City: Windsor

Challenge: Connecting Communities to the Value of Water, Dredged Sediment Reuse, Legacy Pollution

Areas of Expertise: Climatology, Ecological Economics, Energy and Environment, Environmental Biology, Environmental Ethics, Environmental Finance, Environmental Organizing, Environmental Policy, Life Cycle Assessment, Soil Science, Toxicology, Traditional Environmental Knowledge

Skills: Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Product Design, User Experience Design

H&F Foods is an online store that provides locally sourced organic meats and produce from Ontario farms, straight to your door. We hand-pick our farmers and ensure that every farm we partner with raises their animals without the use of hormones, antibiotics, and pesticides. Our current products include 100% grass-fed Dexter beef and certified organic lamb. Our meats can be purchased online as single cuts, pre-packaged boxes or even custom tailored to fit your needs. You can choose to have your order shipped to your door or pick it up at our in-house location. Living and maintaining a healthy balanced lifestyle is just a few clicks away! www.hffoods.ca

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Flush Alert

City: Detroit

Challenge: Aging Infrastructure, Connecting Communities to the Value of Water

Areas of Expertise: Ecological Economics, Ecological Engineering, Ecological Psychology, Energy and Environment, Environmental Ethics, Environmental Finance, Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Organizing, Environmental Policy, Hydrology, Life Cycle Assessment, Traditional Environmental Knowledge

Skills: Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Graphic Design, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering, User Experience Design, Web Design

Our concept is simple, A small device users place on their toilet tank that lights up with the words "Don't Flush" when our combined sewer overflow system is overwhelmed and any black water flushed down the drain would go untreated into the Detroit River. By distributing this item to Detroiters we change end-user behavior and create an extremely simple solution for preventing pollution.

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Fluence

City: Detroit

Challenge: Harmful Algal Blooms

Areas of Expertise: Ecological Economics, Ecological Engineering, Energy and Environment, Environmental Biology, Environmental Ethics, Environmental Finance, Environmental Organizing, Environmental Policy, Hydrology, Life Cycle Assessment, Soil Science

Skills: Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Mechanical Engineering, Product Design, User Experience Design

Lon Johnson, Owner, Fluence. Thomas Nalian, Student Chayanon Sontidpanya, Student Lohendra Krishnakumar Chitra, Student

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FlowState

City: Detroit

Challenge: Connecting Communities to the Value of Water

Areas of Expertise: Traditional Environmental Knowledge

Skills: Software Engineering, User Experience Design, Web Design

Stuff

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fish.io.ai

City: Cleveland

Challenge: Connecting Communities to the Value of Water

Areas of Expertise: Other

Skills: Web Design

We're going to Krill it.

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FertWise

City: Cleveland

Challenge: Harmful Algal Blooms

Areas of Expertise: Environmental Impact Assessment

Skills: Business Management, Software Engineering

Create new ways to facilitate information sharing Impact positively the environment

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ExtremeComms Lab

City: Buffalo

Challenge: Connecting Communities to the Value of Water, Harmful Algal Blooms, Legacy Pollution

Areas of Expertise: Ecological Engineering, Energy and Environment, Environmental Impact Assessment, Other

Skills: Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, User Experience Design, Web Design

We carry out research on fundamental aspects of signal acquisition, data representation, transmission, and processing, single and multi-user wireless point-to-point and networked communications.

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EnviroDrone

City: Windsor

Challenge: Aging Infrastructure, Connecting Communities to the Value of Water, Dredged Sediment Reuse, Harmful Algal Blooms, Legacy Pollution

Areas of Expertise: Climatology, Ecological Economics, Ecological Engineering, Ecological Psychology, Energy and Environment, Environmental Biology, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Ethics, Environmental Finance, Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Organizing, Environmental Policy, Hydrology, Life Cycle Assessment, Other, Soil Science, Toxicology, Traditional Environmental Knowledge

Skills: Business Management, Civil Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Graphic Design, Mechanical Engineering, Product Design, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, User Experience Design, Web Design

Founded in 2015 by a team of environmental scientists and remote sensing specialists, EnviroDrone is driven by a mission to make scientific discoveries, support conservation,and galvanize action to protect the environment at large geographic scales. Our drones are collecting a radical new data set with endless, real-world applications. Whether you’re measuring agricultural yields, monitoring natural resources, preserving wildlife, or aiding first responders after natural disasters, our data is here to lend businesses and conservation/humanitarian organizations a helping hand. EnvD believes timely, drone imagery will empower informed, deliberate and meaningful stewardship of our planet.

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Edgewater

City: Cleveland

Challenge: Connecting Communities to the Value of Water

Areas of Expertise: Other

Skills: Web Design

Tri-C Cleveland Codes Group.

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Cool Toledo

City:

Challenge: Harmful Algal Blooms

Areas of Expertise: Environmental Organizing

Skills: Software Engineering, Systems Engineering

Andy has an Electrical Engineering background with skillset in programming and tons of passion for hackathon competition. Sakib has a Civil/Environmental Engineering background from UT trying to contribute in the environmental aspect of the project.

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Collinwood

City: Cleveland

Challenge: Connecting Communities to the Value of Water

Areas of Expertise: Other

Skills: Web Design

Tri-c team focused on educating the community

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Code City

City: Toledo

Challenge: Connecting Communities to the Value of Water, Harmful Algal Blooms

Areas of Expertise: Other, Traditional Environmental Knowledge

Skills: Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Graphic Design, Software Engineering, User Experience Design, Web Design

We're a 4 person team who met through Code City (a tech/entrepreneur start up). Our collaborative skill sets are software engineering, graphic design, advertising, marketing, app and web development, progressive thinking and problem solving.

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ByeByeBlooms

City: Erie

Challenge: Harmful Algal Blooms

Areas of Expertise: Environmental Biology, Environmental Organizing

Skills: Business Management, Entrepreneurship

Team ByeByeBlooms is utilizing the simplicity of natures own healing powers with "phytoremediation" to stop Nitrate and Phosphorus runoff into Lake Erie that is causing the harmful algae blooms. This future company will install plant beds around farms and watersheds to absorb the chemicals before leaving the farms and entering the Lake.

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BlueTeak

City: Detroit

Challenge: Aging Infrastructure, Harmful Algal Blooms

Areas of Expertise: Other

Skills: Business Management, Entrepreneurship

Randy Redmer

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AquaSci Adventure

City: Toledo

Challenge: Connecting Communities to the Value of Water, Harmful Algal Blooms

Areas of Expertise: Other, Traditional Environmental Knowledge

Skills: Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering

We are interested in creating a 'gamified' water sampling educational platform. The goal is to encourage students and everyday citizens to become involved with water research in the area by using simple tools or just their phones to add information while gaining connections to the water and collecting rewards. Our team consists of individuals with mechanical engineering and computer science and engineering background as well as some focus on environmental issues.

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#810H20 Works

City: Detroit

Challenge: Aging Infrastructure

Areas of Expertise: Environmental Biology, Toxicology

Skills: Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Graphic Design, Software Engineering, User Experience Design, Web Design

Our team is focusing on cultivating resilience in water infrastructure systems.Our teams consists of people with developers, coders,scientists, engineers, and business minded individuals. The goal is to create a solution for the water infrastructure system.

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WeTest

City: Buffalo

Challenge: Connecting Communities to the Value of Water

Areas of Expertise: Climatology, Ecological Engineering, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Policy, Traditional Environmental Knowledge

Skills: Business Management, Civil Engineering, Entrepreneurship

We were a part of the Water Innovation Lab in India organized my Waterlution in January 2017, and later, started working as a team. The workshop brought together young researchers, innovators, inventors, and entrepreneurs to build new relationships, accelerate knowledge sharing, build transferable leadership skills, and co-develop potential solutions to water challenges. We envision to connect water sensing tools to a smartphone interface to engage water drinkers in water management. We want the results of our work in India to be transferable to other place. We applyed our ideas to the Indian context developing a pilot with International Waters in Bangalore. We have established contact with local partners Akvo specialized in collaborative water monitoring and SACIWaters. We are part of two powerful research networks, IC IMPACTS and Water Youth Network. We are convinced that our work on collaborative water management will be integrated to the World Water Forum that will take place in March 2018 in Brazilia.

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WEL

City: Cleveland

Challenge: Aging Infrastructure, Dredged Sediment Reuse, Harmful Algal Blooms, Legacy Pollution

Areas of Expertise: Ecological Economics, Ecological Engineering, Energy and Environment, Environmental Biology, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Ethics, Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Organizing, Environmental Policy, Hydrology, Life Cycle Assessment, Soil Science, Toxicology

Skills: Business Management, Civil Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Mechanical Engineering, Product Design, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, User Experience Design

WEL Process Developed: The Method & Systems for Industrial Water Reclamation: With a goal to eradicate contamination and prevent environmental degradation, WEL created the first process for industrial wastewater reclamation. This transcendent solution was developed through extensive research in water technologies and natural resource management and as a result of defining the pain points and costs from wastewater production. Capable of handling industrial waste streams from start to finish, this system encompasses a closed loop platform of mechanical equipment, treatment components, piping, and instrumentation. It has the ability to lift contaminants, segregate waste discharge, manage solids, and treat water for direct reuse back into operations. Water profiles can be created with a purity as high as 18 megohms (above potable levels) and for an array of uses and industries. Water reclamation developed on this platform provides clean water and enables the ability to sustain an infinite water supply. Although this new process establishes a platform with defined technologies and industry specific requirements, components can also be brought in from outside developers. The most attractive results upon construction of this platform include process efficiencies, increased equipment life and functionality, and vast cost savings for both the end user and the environment. Cost and environmental savings are established through the system’s ability to eliminate contaminants, treat sludge for use in agriculture, and by recycling over 50% of all industrial process water. Government agencies such as sewage districts also benefit from this solution as it prevents the degradation of infrastructure (piping in particular) and reduces municipal treatment costs. Technology Developed: Software & Automation Wastewater Management & Facility Optimization Program: WEL Enterprise has also developed a software program that interfaces a facility’s existing equipment with our proposed wastewater platform (above). Specific data and analytics acquired throughout a facility’s operations are incorporated into the program to build a simulation of the reclamation project prior to construction. This initial simulation displays a package of results for two key factors: 1) As an operational visual of the equipment and process flows throughout facility; and 2) As an accurate calculator providing the real volumes and cost savings from having a wastewater reclamation system in place. These cost savings are then translated into a clear return on investment upon implementation. Furthermore, this software can be upgraded into an ongoing program that monitors and optimizes operations in real time for long-term facility and equipment management. Both the process and technology developed provide an outcome for global impact, preserving the long-term sustainability of our most important resource – Water.

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WAWDA(Web Application for Water Data Analysis)

City: Cleveland

Challenge: Aging Infrastructure, Connecting Communities to the Value of Water, Dredged Sediment Reuse, Harmful Algal Blooms, Legacy Pollution

Areas of Expertise: Other

Skills: Entrepreneurship, Graphic Design, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, User Experience Design, Web Design

[Data Problems:] 1. Misuse of Data: Use of data standards under any specific domain insure that published data is interoperable with other information systems. 2. Time Consumption: Scientists are given the task of searching and gathering multitudes of data from a multitude of data sources. 3. Education: Environmental scientists, institutions and organizations do not always recognize or understand the need for data standards. [Data Solutions] 1. WaterML: WaterML is a strain of XML developed specifically for the sharing of water data. Use of WaterML data standards to create data visualizations. This is done with a combination of Drupal and the Google Charts API. 2. Easy Access: We can reduce the amount of time a scientist has to spend locating and formatting data. Simply complete a form and send, explaining your needs and we do the work for you. Any request received for data is used as a requirement input using an Agile Software Development Lifecycle Methodology. 3. Training: Creation of simple and easy video’s, tutorials and content that will improve how a scientist saves their data. We do not limit the educational solution to just training. Each institution has it’s own method for creating and access data. We can create software to enhance and improve these methods. Web application development in process. Go to http://wawda.mikestratton.net

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WaterX

City: Buffalo

Challenge: Aging Infrastructure, Connecting Communities to the Value of Water

Areas of Expertise: Other

Skills: Entrepreneurship, Software Engineering

Collecting meaningful data through user interactive app and real time water condition advisory.

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WaterWatcher

City: Buffalo

Challenge: Connecting Communities to the Value of Water

Areas of Expertise:

Skills: Entrepreneurship, Graphic Design, Software Engineering, User Experience Design, Web Design

WaterWatcher is a project from the University at Buffalo designed to drive the creation of meaningful water quality data and connect communities to not only the value of water, but also the value of the data on their own local water sources. We are partnering with Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper, the Buffalo Water Authority, and other environmental organizations in the Western New York region to promote awareness on water quality issues and encourage the sharing of open data.

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WaterWarriors

City: Cleveland

Challenge: Connecting Communities to the Value of Water

Areas of Expertise: Environmental Biology, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Policy, Other

Skills: Product Design, Software Engineering, User Experience Design, Web Design

Water Warriors (WW) are not us. They are the kids who are the next generation adults who would be the guardians of our water resources. WW is the platform aim to connect them to values of the water to foster a mindful generation.

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WaterSeed 7

City: Cleveland

Challenge: Aging Infrastructure, Connecting Communities to the Value of Water, Dredged Sediment Reuse, Harmful Algal Blooms, Legacy Pollution

Areas of Expertise: Ecological Economics, Energy and Environment, Environmental Ethics, Other, Traditional Environmental Knowledge

Skills: Business Management, Civil Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Graphic Design, Mechanical Engineering, Product Design, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, User Experience Design, Web Design

Focused, fluid, functional and fair. WS7 is where lo-tech, hi-tech, old school and innovation collide and resolve. WS7 is where the Jolly Green Giant, Booker T. Washington and McGyver collide. We are not competing…we are making the world a better place.

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TeamSoS

City: Detroit

Challenge: Aging Infrastructure, Connecting Communities to the Value of Water, Harmful Algal Blooms, Legacy Pollution

Areas of Expertise: Energy and Environment, Environmental Ethics, Environmental Organizing, Environmental Policy

Skills: Business Management, Civil Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Product Design, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, User Experience Design, Web Design

TeamSoS, is trying to drive the creation of meaningful data for public access and use. An average individual will not log into a government data portal for a simple question such as "is my water good to drink" or "Will I have boil water advisory?" We will attempt to find co-relation of water and its effect on society. Basically create a digital tool that will help a person get information about water and enable him to get help during crisis.

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Team Open Erie

City: Toledo

Challenge: Connecting Communities to the Value of Water, Harmful Algal Blooms

Areas of Expertise: Other

Skills: Software Engineering

Small but mighty, we are Team Open Erie!

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Team Goodrich

City: Cleveland

Challenge: Connecting Communities to the Value of Water

Areas of Expertise: Other

Skills: Software Engineering, User Experience Design, Web Design

Cuyahoga Community college (Cleveland Codes 3) Just a bunch of Software Development students looking to make a positive change in our Lake system.

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SWEET Lab

City: Detroit

Challenge: Connecting Communities to the Value of Water, Harmful Algal Blooms, Legacy Pollution

Areas of Expertise: Climatology, Energy and Environment, Environmental Biology, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Finance, Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Organizing, Environmental Policy, Hydrology, Life Cycle Assessment, Traditional Environmental Knowledge

Skills: Business Management, Civil Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Graphic Design, Mechanical Engineering, Product Design, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, Web Design

Project Description: Tremendous amount of data is gathered for the monitoring of the Lake Erie. However, the methods of data gathering are either expensive or not in real-time. Team SWEET Lab is working on systems of real-time data gathering and analyzing that are cheaper, take data in real-time and also enhance the community engagement and awareness to the value of data and water. SWEET Lab is a team of five other engineers, researchers, and artists based in Detroit. We are cooperating with some other organization for high school and farmer engagement and Data portal for data exchanged. Our team will provide a package of Internet of Things (IoT) sensors that can be easily assembled by students and farmer for collecting environmental data. Technologies such as drones will also be used to increase data sampling. In the next step, by using data mining tools and algorithms, we will produced more meaningful data that can be understand by public. We are using platforms such as GE Predix and IBM Bluemix and the results will be presented in our webpage domain as a heat maps or other info-graphic maps.

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SUP Erie Adventures

City: Buffalo

Challenge: Aging Infrastructure, Connecting Communities to the Value of Water, Dredged Sediment Reuse, Harmful Algal Blooms, Legacy Pollution

Areas of Expertise: Ecological Economics, Ecological Psychology, Environmental Ethics, Environmental Finance, Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Organizing, Environmental Policy, Other, Traditional Environmental Knowledge

Skills: Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Graphic Design, Product Design, Web Design

SUP Erie Adventures seeks to generate innovative solutions to connecting communities to the value of water through creating access to water-based outdoor recreation opportunities and developing public outdoor education programming. This team has vast experience in public lands management, outdoor entrepreneurship, urban and regional planning, capacity building, and web design.

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Sav'Ayn

City: Toledo

Challenge: Harmful Algal Blooms

Areas of Expertise: Energy and Environment

Skills: Business Management, Civil Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Product Design

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Robot Missions

City: Windsor

Challenge: Connecting Communities to the Value of Water, Legacy Pollution

Areas of Expertise: Other

Skills: Entrepreneurship, Graphic Design, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, User Experience Design

Robot Missions is helping our planet with robots. We have developed a prototype 3d printed robot (about the size of a poodle) that collects tiny trash debris from shorelines. With a group of collaborators in Summer 2016, we embarked on 11 Field Tests around Toronto and Ottawa - including one with a NASA scientist in Pasadena, CA. In total, we collected 2.75kg of tiny trash debris, and engaging 188 participants. **We are looking for team members near Windsor for Eerie Hack!** - Environmentalists: shoreline debris & water pollution - Software developers: web - Community managers: local to Windsor area - Computer vision: embedded, most likely on a Pi3 or Beaglebone Black - Electronics engineer: power distribution & voltage regulation - Someone who knows how to waterproof stuff! (11.1V 5000mAh LiPo battery is at stake here) - Communications & documentation: photography & videos **Volunteers wanted for a Lake Eerie Field Test** Check out our Field Test on Lake Ontario: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDx2st2oh44 For more info: http://robotmissions.org

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Ripple Effect

City: Cleveland

Challenge: Connecting Communities to the Value of Water

Areas of Expertise: Soil Science, Traditional Environmental Knowledge

Skills: Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Graphic Design, Product Design, Software Engineering, User Experience Design, Web Design

Ripple Effect is a hacking community for the blue economy. The team is led by Rachel Wilkins Patel an ex-Google search web application developer, digital strategist and founder @herideas, @makerduet, and @bridgeandswitch. RippleEffect.io aims to connect communities to the value of water by empowering teachers, parents and DIY makers to experiment and hack problem-based environmental challenges for both ecological and economic impact. Ripple Effect is WikiHow meets citizen science where hacking water becomes real-world for all hackers. Ripple Effect aims to become the platform for citizen engagement and will raise awareness through local, real-world experimentation and learning. It allows anyone in the world to tinker and become more engaged of the ecological and economic impacts in their own environment with respect to water and the value of water. Learn more: http://futurelab-clevelandrachel.c9users.io/index.html

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Renewergy

City: Erie

Challenge: Aging Infrastructure, Harmful Algal Blooms

Areas of Expertise: Ecological Engineering, Energy and Environment, Environmental Biology, Environmental Ethics, Life Cycle Assessment

Skills: Entrepreneurship, Product Design

Renewergy Corporation seeks to apply its novel technology for algae cultivation to all industries which can utilize large quantities of algal biomass. Some of these include waste water remediation, biofuels production, and nutritional supplements. Lucas McConnell, inventor and entrepreneur, has developed a system called aeroponic algal culture (AAC). AAC is an efficient and highly scalable means to cultivate algae from nutrient rich wastewater streams, both point source and nonpoint source. The more algae grown aeroponically, the more nutrients will be recaptured and the less allowed escape into the lake to grow the algal blooms. AAC cultivates algae in a film of water on a substrate rather than in a body of water. By eliminating the majority of the water usage, it is able to provide the algae with everything it needs grow in an efficient manner. Renewergy is always looking for potential funders and/or research partners. Eric Karrfalt, Ph.D., is a very versatile scientist and an intuitive engineer. He brings an exceptional and powerful set of problem solving skills to this work from his previous diverse experience. He has a very sharp eye for economy and efficiency and is continually finding ways to make the Aeroponic system simpler and more productive. He is very widely conversant with materials properties and fabrication techniques and can seamlessly bridge the gap between scientific theory and practical implementation. These abilities are extremely useful in developing the many novel solutions necessary for accommodating the biological complexity of the algae within an efficient, economical industrial system.

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Purily

City: Detroit

Challenge: Connecting Communities to the Value of Water

Areas of Expertise: Ecological Engineering, Energy and Environment, Environmental Biology

Skills: Civil Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Product Design, Software Engineering

Purily is an initiative to connect residents, restaurants, and charities to promote water conservation. We do this tracking resident water usage and providing residents that sucessfully have lower water usage than their community with restaurant discounts or promotions. Lastly, we'd like to use a portion of our revenues to support water projects overseas through charities to promote water access. Our team is currently composed of four engineering students from the University of Michigan and are currently working on building a network and creating a usable website and app.

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PlexNet

City: Toledo

Challenge: Aging Infrastructure, Harmful Algal Blooms

Areas of Expertise: Traditional Environmental Knowledge

Skills: Entrepreneurship, Graphic Design, Mechanical Engineering, Product Design, Software Engineering

team bio will be updated at a later time.

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P-Reduce

City: Buffalo

Challenge: Harmful Algal Blooms

Areas of Expertise: Other

Skills: Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Mechanical Engineering

We are looking for a way to reduce nutrient (mostly phosphorous) loading in lake Erie.

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Orbitist

City: Buffalo

Challenge: Connecting Communities to the Value of Water

Areas of Expertise: Ecological Economics, Environmental Biology, Environmental Ethics, Environmental Organizing, Environmental Policy, Other, Traditional Environmental Knowledge

Skills: Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Graphic Design, Product Design, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, User Experience Design, Web Design

Orbitist uses multimedia production, data visualization, and web development to help people understand and explore the world. We aim to help engineering firms, governments, cities, and citizens communicate and engage with the general public around water and local environmental issues.

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Mizu

City: Cleveland

Challenge: Aging Infrastructure, Connecting Communities to the Value of Water, Legacy Pollution

Areas of Expertise: Climatology, Ecological Engineering, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Organizing, Hydrology, Other, Traditional Environmental Knowledge

Skills: Civil Engineering, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, User Experience Design, Web Design

Connecting Communities to the Value Water - Natural resource museum giving the public interactive tours to learn about water resources and management

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Micro Buoy

City: Detroit

Challenge: Harmful Algal Blooms, Legacy Pollution

Areas of Expertise: Energy and Environment, Environmental Biology, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Organizing, Other, Toxicology

Skills: Entrepreneurship, Mechanical Engineering, Product Design, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, User Experience Design, Web Design

Dr. Leela Mohana Reddy Arava Department of Mechanical Engineering, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202, USA Interests: ElectroChemistry; Nano Materials; energy conversion and storage; sensors and actuators Mr. Nirul Masurkar Department of Mechanical Engineering, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202, USA Interests: Microfabrication; nanomaterials; MEMS/NEMS; batteries; sensors and actuators Mr. Uday Praveen Tiruvalluri Department of Mechanical Engineering, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202, USA Interests: Designing, Product Development, Product Testing, Micro Batteries. Mr.Chad Gainor Entrepreneur, computer geek, and designer. He serves on 4 civic/municipal boards and mentors all of the college hackathons in the Michigan. Chad is engaged in a variety of projects such as Coding it Forward and 9 independent app-development teams, in addition to a variety of civic development efforts, including, but not limited to, renewable energy infrastructure, smart city design, and public transit systems.

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Max's Team

City: Cleveland

Challenge: Aging Infrastructure

Areas of Expertise: Environmental Biology, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Ethics

Skills: Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering, User Experience Design

I am not a real team. I am created to test the system.

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LPWAN Sensors

City: Cleveland

Challenge: Harmful Algal Blooms

Areas of Expertise: Ecological Engineering, Other

Skills: Entrepreneurship, Systems Engineering

Our team is going to sense the nitrogen and phosphorus in the tributaries of the Lake. Track that data over time with scalability by location. Then educate the offenders that are involved in either polluting in general or over fertilizing their fields to maximize crop yield. Our solution is not just viable, it is cost effective.

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HydroTrekkies

City: Cleveland

Challenge: Harmful Algal Blooms

Areas of Expertise: Energy and Environment, Hydrology, Traditional Environmental Knowledge

Skills: Business Management, Civil Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Graphic Design, Product Design, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, User Experience Design, Web Design

Leverage Cloud Computing, Big Data and IoT to create unique approaches to managing environmental challenges.

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HydroSense

City: Cleveland

Challenge: Aging Infrastructure, Harmful Algal Blooms

Areas of Expertise: Energy and Environment, Environmental Biology, Environmental Finance, Life Cycle Assessment, Traditional Environmental Knowledge

Skills: Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Mechanical Engineering, Product Design, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, User Experience Design, Web Design

Our team is seeking to create a floating lab that can collect and transmit water quality data back to researchers working on forecasting models.

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h2ohio

City: Cleveland

Challenge: Connecting Communities to the Value of Water

Areas of Expertise:

Skills:

We're make a mobile app that will encourage people to report interesting things happening near Ohio waterways. Think about stuff like Pokemon Go, but instead of catching imaginary monsters, players will report things like illegally dumped trash in an Ohio creek, or a fallen tree near a favorite fishing spot, or signs of fertilizer runoff. Players can also earn points for spotting unusual wildlife, and collecting scientific data, like water temperature, pH, NPK readings, etc. After earning points, players will win achievements and badges. This project has two goals: 1. The game will get people to value their waterways. By going out and recording pollution and illegal dumping and observing wildlife, citizens will feel a sense of ownership and pride. 2. Data collected through the game can improve waterway management. For example, volunteer cleanup crews Researchers can use data collected Last point: the game will be designed so that we can add new "stuff to search for" as we discover what should be. For example, if we discover that we want to count Asian carp in rivers, we'll add that in as something that can be used to earn points for.

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H&F Foods

City: Windsor

Challenge: Connecting Communities to the Value of Water, Dredged Sediment Reuse, Legacy Pollution

Areas of Expertise: Climatology, Ecological Economics, Energy and Environment, Environmental Biology, Environmental Ethics, Environmental Finance, Environmental Organizing, Environmental Policy, Life Cycle Assessment, Soil Science, Toxicology, Traditional Environmental Knowledge

Skills: Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Product Design, User Experience Design

H&F Foods is an online store that provides locally sourced organic meats and produce from Ontario farms, straight to your door. We hand-pick our farmers and ensure that every farm we partner with raises their animals without the use of hormones, antibiotics, and pesticides. Our current products include 100% grass-fed Dexter beef and certified organic lamb. Our meats can be purchased online as single cuts, pre-packaged boxes or even custom tailored to fit your needs. You can choose to have your order shipped to your door or pick it up at our in-house location. Living and maintaining a healthy balanced lifestyle is just a few clicks away! www.hffoods.ca

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Flush Alert

City: Detroit

Challenge: Aging Infrastructure, Connecting Communities to the Value of Water

Areas of Expertise: Ecological Economics, Ecological Engineering, Ecological Psychology, Energy and Environment, Environmental Ethics, Environmental Finance, Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Organizing, Environmental Policy, Hydrology, Life Cycle Assessment, Traditional Environmental Knowledge

Skills: Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Graphic Design, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering, User Experience Design, Web Design

Our concept is simple, A small device users place on their toilet tank that lights up with the words "Don't Flush" when our combined sewer overflow system is overwhelmed and any black water flushed down the drain would go untreated into the Detroit River. By distributing this item to Detroiters we change end-user behavior and create an extremely simple solution for preventing pollution.

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Fluence

City: Detroit

Challenge: Harmful Algal Blooms

Areas of Expertise: Ecological Economics, Ecological Engineering, Energy and Environment, Environmental Biology, Environmental Ethics, Environmental Finance, Environmental Organizing, Environmental Policy, Hydrology, Life Cycle Assessment, Soil Science

Skills: Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Mechanical Engineering, Product Design, User Experience Design

Lon Johnson, Owner, Fluence. Thomas Nalian, Student Chayanon Sontidpanya, Student Lohendra Krishnakumar Chitra, Student

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FlowState

City: Detroit

Challenge: Connecting Communities to the Value of Water

Areas of Expertise: Traditional Environmental Knowledge

Skills: Software Engineering, User Experience Design, Web Design

Stuff

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fish.io.ai

City: Cleveland

Challenge: Connecting Communities to the Value of Water

Areas of Expertise: Other

Skills: Web Design

We're going to Krill it.

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FertWise

City: Cleveland

Challenge: Harmful Algal Blooms

Areas of Expertise: Environmental Impact Assessment

Skills: Business Management, Software Engineering

Create new ways to facilitate information sharing Impact positively the environment

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ExtremeComms Lab

City: Buffalo

Challenge: Connecting Communities to the Value of Water, Harmful Algal Blooms, Legacy Pollution

Areas of Expertise: Ecological Engineering, Energy and Environment, Environmental Impact Assessment, Other

Skills: Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, User Experience Design, Web Design

We carry out research on fundamental aspects of signal acquisition, data representation, transmission, and processing, single and multi-user wireless point-to-point and networked communications.

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EnviroDrone

City: Windsor

Challenge: Aging Infrastructure, Connecting Communities to the Value of Water, Dredged Sediment Reuse, Harmful Algal Blooms, Legacy Pollution

Areas of Expertise: Climatology, Ecological Economics, Ecological Engineering, Ecological Psychology, Energy and Environment, Environmental Biology, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Ethics, Environmental Finance, Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Organizing, Environmental Policy, Hydrology, Life Cycle Assessment, Other, Soil Science, Toxicology, Traditional Environmental Knowledge

Skills: Business Management, Civil Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Graphic Design, Mechanical Engineering, Product Design, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, User Experience Design, Web Design

Founded in 2015 by a team of environmental scientists and remote sensing specialists, EnviroDrone is driven by a mission to make scientific discoveries, support conservation,and galvanize action to protect the environment at large geographic scales. Our drones are collecting a radical new data set with endless, real-world applications. Whether you’re measuring agricultural yields, monitoring natural resources, preserving wildlife, or aiding first responders after natural disasters, our data is here to lend businesses and conservation/humanitarian organizations a helping hand. EnvD believes timely, drone imagery will empower informed, deliberate and meaningful stewardship of our planet.

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Edgewater

City: Cleveland

Challenge: Connecting Communities to the Value of Water

Areas of Expertise: Other

Skills: Web Design

Tri-C Cleveland Codes Group.

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Cool Toledo

City:

Challenge: Harmful Algal Blooms

Areas of Expertise: Environmental Organizing

Skills: Software Engineering, Systems Engineering

Andy has an Electrical Engineering background with skillset in programming and tons of passion for hackathon competition. Sakib has a Civil/Environmental Engineering background from UT trying to contribute in the environmental aspect of the project.

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Collinwood

City: Cleveland

Challenge: Connecting Communities to the Value of Water

Areas of Expertise: Other

Skills: Web Design

Tri-c team focused on educating the community

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Code City

City: Toledo

Challenge: Connecting Communities to the Value of Water, Harmful Algal Blooms

Areas of Expertise: Other, Traditional Environmental Knowledge

Skills: Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Graphic Design, Software Engineering, User Experience Design, Web Design

We're a 4 person team who met through Code City (a tech/entrepreneur start up). Our collaborative skill sets are software engineering, graphic design, advertising, marketing, app and web development, progressive thinking and problem solving.

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ByeByeBlooms

City: Erie

Challenge: Harmful Algal Blooms

Areas of Expertise: Environmental Biology, Environmental Organizing

Skills: Business Management, Entrepreneurship

Team ByeByeBlooms is utilizing the simplicity of natures own healing powers with "phytoremediation" to stop Nitrate and Phosphorus runoff into Lake Erie that is causing the harmful algae blooms. This future company will install plant beds around farms and watersheds to absorb the chemicals before leaving the farms and entering the Lake.

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BlueTeak

City: Detroit

Challenge: Aging Infrastructure, Harmful Algal Blooms

Areas of Expertise: Other

Skills: Business Management, Entrepreneurship

Randy Redmer

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AquaSci Adventure

City: Toledo

Challenge: Connecting Communities to the Value of Water, Harmful Algal Blooms

Areas of Expertise: Other, Traditional Environmental Knowledge

Skills: Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering

We are interested in creating a 'gamified' water sampling educational platform. The goal is to encourage students and everyday citizens to become involved with water research in the area by using simple tools or just their phones to add information while gaining connections to the water and collecting rewards. Our team consists of individuals with mechanical engineering and computer science and engineering background as well as some focus on environmental issues.

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#810H20 Works

City: Detroit

Challenge: Aging Infrastructure

Areas of Expertise: Environmental Biology, Toxicology

Skills: Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Graphic Design, Software Engineering, User Experience Design, Web Design

Our team is focusing on cultivating resilience in water infrastructure systems.Our teams consists of people with developers, coders,scientists, engineers, and business minded individuals. The goal is to create a solution for the water infrastructure system.

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