Young Water Innovators: Erie Hack High School

Tue, 10/2: 1:00 PM  - 3:30 PM 
IKE Sessions 
New Orleans Convention Center 
Room: Room 339 
Erie Hack was a $100,000 competition, run by Cleveland Water Alliance and DigitalC, that activated over 200 techies, creative thinkers, and entrepreneurs from six cities in the U.S. and Canada to tackle Lake Erie's key challenges with creative tech solutions. Though just in its first year, the program engaged over 100 partner organizations and attracted coverage from over 150 press outlets globally as it put the region's best minds to work for our most precious resource. As part of this program, Cleveland Water Alliance ran a weekend-long high school hackathon that challenged a diverse group of students from Windsor to Buffalo develop innovative solutions for "Connecting Communities to the Value of Water." The products they created, and the life lessons they took away, will inspire WEFTEC attendees and remind them that it is essential to meaningfully engage our young people with the precious resource that underpins their very lives.

IKE Abstract Speaker

Max Herzog 3597319, Cleveland Water Alliance  - Contact Me