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WATER INNOVATION CHALLENGE 2014

Water Innovation Challenge

Overview

While many parts of the world enjoy clean water from modern sanitation technology and water systems provided by professional plumbers, many other parts remain trapped in a vicious circle of poor health and hygiene conditions due to the lack of effective water management expertise.

The inaugural Water Innovation Challenge was hosted from 3 to 5 June 2014 at Institute of Technical Education, Singapore and supported by World Plumbing Council and RMIT University who brought together a group of international, multi-discipline teams of Plumbers and Engineers under the age of 26 to participate in a series of hands-on design challenges and practical tasks. Find out more about Team Australia and Team USA:

During three days of intense competition, the teams developed a series of real and innovative solutions for emerging water and sanitation problems in two developing countries: Nepal and Bangladesh. Solutions created during the Water Innovation Challenge are to be implemented by the winning team in Nepal via the ‘Sanitation Studio’ programmes – a partnership between Australian NGO Healthabitat and WorldSkills Foundation.

Check out the overall highlight of the Water Innovation Challenge 2014:

 

Download press release for Water Innovation Challenge 2014

If you are interested in leading a similar WorldSkills Foundation project or if you have more ideas to share, please contact WorldSkills Foundation at info@worldskillsfoundation.org.

Download Team Australia documentation

WSF_OP018_WIC2014_TeamAU_01_Bangladesh_Report.pdf
WSF_OP018_WIC2014_TeamAU_02_Guides.pdf
WSF_OP018_WIC2014_TeamAU_03_Site_Plans.pdf

Download Team USA documentation

WSF_OP018_WIC2014_TeamUSA_01_Bangladesh_Report.pdf
WSF_OP018_WIC2014_TeamUSA_02_Guides.pdf
WSF_OP018_WIC2014_TeamUSA_03_Site_Plans.pdf

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