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.
Access to the results of WaterStart pilot projects with in-depth case studies, audio interviews, and other engaging content.
Best practice sharing with other water using organizations and utilities around the world
Access to WaterStart’s global database of 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.