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Tell Us Your #OntarioWater Innovation Story for a Chance to Present at Water Innovation in Action

Andrew Dale of LeDaveed shares the story of how he built a fashion brand with thoughtful and water-conscious supply chain at Water Innovation in Action 2017. Photo: WaterTAP/Nick Spector

What’s your #OntarioWater innovation story? WaterTAP is looking for powerful stories of how taking an innovative approach to problem-solving has generated (or will generate) positive impact – such as more efficient operations, lower carbon emissions, increased knowledge, or better policies – for managing Ontario’s water.

Send your stories for a chance to win a spot to share them with an audience of your peers during the Ideas to Action, Powered by Pecha Kucha session at Water Innovation in Action on October 23, 2018.

What’s a Pecha Kucha 20×20? A PechaKucha 20×20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images and tell a compelling story. WaterTAP will invite five different speakers to share their stories at Water Innovation in Action.

Dr. Jenny Hill shares her team’s wiki approach to documenting and sharing stormwater management best practices at last year’s Water Innovation in Action. Photo: WaterTAP/Nick Spector.

Interested? Contact Kerry Freek at kerry.freek@WaterTAPontario.com to share your story by June 29, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. ET. Here’s what to send:

  • Tell us who you are. What’s your name, and what is your role in this #OntarioWater success story?
  • Share the story in fewer than 400 words: What’s the challenge, how are you and your team approaching it differently, and what are the outcomes? Are you applying a new technology? Have you engaged new partners? Are you taking a different approach to the status quo? Are you looking at data in a new way? Most importantly, why is this project innovative?

The selected storytellers will be notified by July 15, 2018.

*Water Innovation in Action is part of Ontario Water Innovation Week, happening October 22-26, 2018 in Toronto at Design Exchange.