Accelerating Innovation

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WaterStart is a non-profit collective of globally recognized leaders who are adapting to change by scaling up new solutions to water challenges.  Driven by the needs of water agencies and large consumers, we provide a channel for pooling resources to accelerate the development and adoption of innovative water technologies.

We deploy and co-fund innovative technology pilots to lower risks to implementation, helping to make more, Safer, Cheaper Water for 100M people!

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WaterStart: Channels for Innovation

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We connect water technology companies that have cutting edge solutions to utilities and large water consumers.

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RFP20 is Accepting Applications!

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We are recruiting for technologies that address our member's needs. Successful applicants are awarded contracts ranging  from $25,000 to $150,000 to prove the value of their solution!

Be quick - RFP20 Closes on 19 November 2021!

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Welcome McDonald's!

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WaterStart is pleased to welcome its newest commercial Member, McDonalds!

We're also thrilled to announce the appointment of Mr Ian Olson, Sr. Director of Global Sustainability at McDonald's to our global Board of Directors.

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PILOTS FUNDED
400
TECHNOLOGIES EVALUATED
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1,665,350
MATCHING FUNDS
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3,086,700
TOTAL DOLLARS FUNDED
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AVERAGE PILOT ROI
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Our Approach

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WaterStart operates in a region of proven first adopters. We provide channels for innovation for various stakeholders and water resource managers; including: technology companies, management agencies and policy makers.

We start by identifying the technology needs of our members. With that in mind, we then recruit companies with novel solutions to those challenges provide the expertise and funding to test and demonstrate the viability of their product. Strategic partnerships across the globe allow us to bridge the gap, enabling technology companies to work closely with first adopters, helping to scale effective solutions, faster.

As fresh water becomes increasingly scarce, water resource management and sustainability will be vital to maintaining quality of life and economic development in communities around the world. WaterStart was established in 2013 to address these issues. With world-renowned experts at the helm, WaterStart is a leading resource for global and municipal water management and sustainability.

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Our Approach

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WaterStart operates in a region of proven first adopters. We provide channels for innovation for various stakeholders and water resource managers; including: technology companies, management agencies and policy makers.

We start by identifying the technology needs of our members. With that in mind, we then recruit companies with novel solutions to those challenges provide the expertise and funding to test and demonstrate the viability of their product. Strategic partnerships across the globe allow us to bridge the gap, enabling technology companies to work closely with first adopters, helping to scale effective solutions, faster.

As fresh water becomes increasingly scarce, water resource management and sustainability will be vital to maintaining quality of life and economic development in communities around the world. WaterStart was established in 2013 to address these issues. With world-renowned experts at the helm, WaterStart is a leading resource for global and municipal water management and sustainability.

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Why Become a Member?

Our members are recognized as global leaders in the delivery, management and conservation of water. WaterStart offers members a platform to prioritize the high-value water management techniques that they have in common while removing common barriers for the adoption of innovative technologies.

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Access to an exclusive member-only online platform for resource sharing.

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Access to participation in annual member meetings.

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Development of personalized innovation priorities.

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De-risk innovation with access to the Pilot Fund.

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Technology Company Showcase

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WaterStart provides a channel for technology companies to grow by serving the needs of our global membership of first adopters. Our CHANNELS program mitigates opportunity acquisition costs, provides industry insights, funds full-scale pilots, and provides valued references to support solutions.

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Technology Company Showcase

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WaterStart provides a channel for technology companies to grow by serving the needs of our global membership of first adopters. Our CHANNELS program mitigates opportunity acquisition costs, provides industry insights, funds full-scale pilots, and provides valued references to support solutions.

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Available RFPs

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WaterStart releases a Request for Proposals up to four (4) times a year. Through this RFP process, WaterStart solicits timely, collaborative, and unique applications from water technology companies to solve our Member's challenges.

Shortlisted companies will be invited to participate in our Pilot Program, whereby we co-fund trials with our Members to test and validate their solutions. In turn, this helps to derisk innovation, whilst incentivizing further deployment among the extensive member network.

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WaterStart creates channels for knowledge sharing among global leaders and removes common barriers for the adoption of innovative technologies, in the delivery, management, and conservation of water.

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