Water Innovation Challenges: Second Edition

Second Edition Of Water Innovation Challenges

The second edition of water innovation challenges was announced to address the global water woes through innovations.

  • It was announced by the Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog and the Royal Embassy of Denmark to India as part of the Indo-Danish Bilateral Green Strategic partnership in 2020.
  • An important driving force in the green transition – and the Green Strategic Partnership – is technology, especially entrepreneurship driven technology.
  • The water challenge will foster this, but also bring it to on the ground implementation.
  • This collaboration will provide solutions to improve sustainable water supply in India and at the global level.
  • The winners of the challenges will also represent India at the International Water Congress 2022.
  • The initiative aims to identify innovative & next-gen solutions in the water sector to solve proposed challenges in collaboration with corporate and public partners.
  • The initiative will engage young talents from leading universities and innovation hubs across the nation to build their skills and apply their technical disciplines and innovation capacity.
  • For India, it is significant because India is currently facing massive water challenges, which in recent years have become one of the most urgent policy issues.
  • The problem ranges across depleting underground water levels, unsafe drinking water, water loss due to inadequate sewerage systems, access to water and untreated wastewater polluting India’s major rivers.

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