Channels for Innovation (CHANNELS)
Innovation Knowledge Sharing Platform
WaterStart's Channels for Innovation (CHANNELS) web-based knowledge platform was developed to further its mission to accelerate the adoption of water technology.
This online portal allows water managers and large water consumers to participate in peer-to-peer knowledge sharing and provides CHANNELS subscribers with access to water innovation insights, detailed case studies on water pilot projects and a network of hundreds of innovative water technology companies.
CHANNELS Technology Case Study: Testing New Technology to Reduce Scale, Water Use and Chemical Use in Cooling Towers
CHANNELS Technology Case Study: Testing UAS Technology for Monitoring Irrigation, Pest Control and Crop Cover in Large Agricultural Fields
Sponsored Subscriptions for Small and At-Risk Utilities
The CHANNELS online portal publishes and distributes WaterStart priorities and pilot case studies on a subscription basis. With the financial support of the One Drop Foundation, WaterStart is now able to provide up to ten sponsored CHANNELS subscriptions at no cost to small and at-risk utilities in need of proven technology solutions to better serve their communities.
WaterStart is looking for utilities with one or more of the following attributes to receive a free one-year CHANNELS subscription:
Utility has fewer than 5,000 service connections
Utility is facing urgent or imminent water resource, infrastructure or economic needs
Utility lacks sufficient resources to invest in innovation programs and/or technology pilots
Utility has a demonstrated need for new technology
If you are a utility that meets these criteria and are interested in a CHANNELS subscription please contact WaterStart Channels Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.