The Water Opportunity

Imagine H2O entrepreneurs make a social impact and to capitalize on a $500 billion market for water products and services.

That’s right – water is one of the largest industries in the world. All we need is a spark to ignite the next wave of innovation.

Our competitions help entrepreneurs and innovators come up with water business plans to solve real problems.  Our network of world leaders in water, entrepreneurship, technology and venture capital help those entrepreneurs and innovators turn great plans into great businesses that solve our biggest water problems.


Water Facts

  • Water scarcity affects every continent and affects 4 out of every 10 people (World Health Organization)

  • Demand in the U.S. has tripled in the past 30 years while the population has grown only 50% (Goldman Sachs)

  • 20% of clean water is lost due to leaks (EPA)

  • Moving and treating water uses 19% of California’s electricity and 30% of its natural gas (California Energy Commission)

  • Water related diseases are the leading cause of child death, killing 4,500 children per day (UNICEF)

  • Over 80% of US waterways are contaminated by medications (US Geological Survey)