Accelerate Innovations to overcome global water challenges

Accelerate Innovations to overcome global water challenges

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Partnerships are key to Innovate to solve water issues was a statement made by many stakeholders at the IWA Water and Development Congress in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Isle was invited to facilitate the IWA-Isle Innovation Hub on the exhibition floor and to moderate the Innovators Workshop in the conference. Both were moderated by Isle UK Managing Director, Ben Tam, and in both sessions companies were allowed to present innovations that were aligned with solving the challenges of SDG6. An expert panel from organizations PureTerra Ventures, TU Delft, WaterAid, ENPHO, WRC, GSMA, PureTerra Ventures provided valuable feedback on the innovations presented during the innovation sessions.

During the sessions a new initiative -WaterSpark – was launched by Annelies Schenk, Impact Director PureTerra Ventures. This network powered ecosystem is addressing ways to leverage impactful value within the community of innovation. Annelies believes that if we want to achieve SDG6 it requires collaboration, awareness and investments in innovation water technologies to rapidly scale solutions that can solve the water and sanitation challenges.

Thank you to the tech presenters at the Innovation Hub: Borda, CityTaps, Primus Line, Purac AB and Susabanda Consultancy. Congratulations to the winner of the Innovators Workshop, Blue Toilet presented by Siddhant Gupta.

The Innovation Programme was kindly powered by PureTerra Ventures.