Imagine H2O Asia is a dedicated track within the Urban Drinking Water Challenge 2018, a global innovation competition to identify and deploy decentralized drinking water solutions for fast-growing, water-scarce cities globally.

In partnership with Enterprise Singapore, Imagine H2O has recognized three Asia Track Finalists providing innovative solutions to Southeast Asia's drinking water challenges. Finalists will benefit from funding support, Singapore-based customer and investor introductions as well as visibility at Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology (SWITCH) from September 17-20, 2018.  

Program Partners


2018 Imagine H2O Asia Track Finalists

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Drinkwell (Dhaka, Bangladesh) enables utilities to provide safe drinking water to underserved urban communities via turnkey Water ATM solutions that combine a patented filtration technology, IOT-enabled operations and pay-as-you-go cards. 

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Watchtower Robotics (Cambridge, MA) provides an untethered robotic tool for high-accuracy and early leak detection in water distribution pipes. A cloud based analytics platform informs operators of the location and size of the leak as well as the likelihood of catastrophic failure.  


THE.WAVE.TALK (Seoul, South Korea) deploys a novel laser technology to detect bacterial contamination in real-time of entire industrial water production systems. This replaces standard methods of detection which take days and rely on sampling a subset of the total water volume. 



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Program Benefits

The three Finalists will benefit from in-country support and connections during SWITCH 2018 to unlock deployment opportunities in Singapore and Southeast Asia. 

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