Challenging water and technology experts to work together and create innovative solutions to today's global water problems


RHoK June 4-5 2010, Lusaka

Water Hackathon will take place on

October 21st – 23rd, 2011

Click here to register at a Water Hackathon event site near you.

What’s a hackathon? A hackathon event is an intensive marathon of brainstorming and programming, where software developers and designers collaborate to create new tools for solving a set of problems. At Water Hackathon, all the problems will related water and sanitation, flooding and drought, irrigation and watershed management. We are currently collecting these problems from communities and water experts from around the world. Do you have a problem that needs solving? Click here

Who’s invited? Programmers, software designers, GIS specialists, social media experts, designers, translators and, of course, our water problem definers.

Where are the events? WaterHackathon will be hosted simultaneously in ten locations, including, among others, Bangalore, Lagos, Lima, Nairobi, and Washington, DC.  Full location list here.

  • Michael Winter

    Who/how do we get in contact with someone about hosting one of the locations in October?

  • Mhirn

    hi, you can write me an email at: and I’ll connect you with the organizers (in case they haven’t been in touch with you yet).

  • Dan

    Hi you, can reach me at: 

  • Dan

    Hi you, can reach me at: 

  • Edward Anderson

    Dan – very cool. lots of interests from around the world. great initiative.

  • Cathy

    How can I get information about sponsoring the event – particualarly Washington DC?

  • Trburns

    Cathy, Did you get a reply to this?

  • Cathy

    Yes, we did.  Thank you!

  • Eran Ben-Dor

    Here is a new invention that saves water in a way nobody thought about… until now! Can this idea be exposed at your event?:

  • Dave

    In need of a technological solution boys and girls, young and old. Our SVD solar powered clean drinking units could be an icon service near you soon.
    The World Bank desires a helping hand to solve this growing crisis. & dot com
    Twitter @H2OTrust

  • event software

    I am interested. Thanks for posting this one

  • Turbidity Meter

    Only 2.5% of the Global water is water, and 98.8% of that water is in ice and groundwater. Less than 0.3% of all water is in rivers, lakes, and the atmosphere, and an even less of the Global water (0.003%) is contained within biological bodies and manufactured products.

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