CLEVELAND, Ohio (October 18, 2017) – The Cleveland Water Alliance, in partnership with Digital C and US Ignite, will select winners in the Internet of H20 water innovation competition on Friday, Oct 27 at the Catawba Island Club in Port Clinton. This competition challenges three communities to come together to solve for real-world issues and establish a Smart Lake strategy that requires the integration of sensors, advanced networking and insights generated from data science.
Five teams, made up of individuals and companies from around the country, will present their ideas to a panel of judges from 9 a.m. until Noon. Winners will be announced after the presentations and receive $50,000 in cash prizes and additional support services.
The goal is to generate robust and resilient nutrient monitoring pilot programs that have the potential to expand across the Great Lakes and help establish Lake Erie as the first Smart Lake. Farming practices and severe weather can increase the amount of fertilizer-derived nutrients in the water, which diminishes water quality and threatens the lake's ecosystem and the public's health.