News | August 30, 2018

George Barley Water Prize Joins OnWIN


Semi-finalist teams for The Everglades Foundation’s $10M prize tackle phosphorus pollution; teams to gather in Toronto for a technical workshop with freshwater stakeholders at Water Innovation in Action.

The Everglades Foundation’s George Barley Water Prize is partnering with WaterTAP to host a technical workshop focused on phosphorous removal technologies piloted through Stage 3 of the prize, during Ontario Water Innovation Week (OnWIN) in Toronto.

As part of the workshop, the nine Pilot Phase (Stage 3) teams will meet with local freshwater stakeholders to share their tested approaches to removing phosphorus from freshwater. The teams spent three months this past winter piloting their solutions through the snow melt in the Township of Bradford West Gwillimbury, a community north of Toronto.

The workshop will take place on October 23 as part of Water Innovation in Action, one of Ontario Water Innovation Week’s main events. Hosted by WaterTAP, Water Innovation in Action shares and celebrates actionable solutions for the province’s most pressing water challenges.

“OnWIN is a great partner for the Prize, as we wrap up our Canadian-based Pilot Phase. We’re excited for our teams to present their tested solutions with local and visiting stakeholders,” says Loren Parra, Director of The George Barley Water Prize. “We are focused on finding a breakthrough technology that will have global applicability in and outside of North America, and we’re pleased to continue building the relationships we’ve forged in Ontario through this week-long series of events.”

“We’re pleased to welcome The George Barley Water Prize to OnWIN,” says Dr. Peter Gallant, President and CEO, WaterTAP. “The prize is a bold commitment to addressing phosphorus pollution, and we’re proud to be part of a network that is supporting innovators and entrepreneurs.”

Later in the week, The George Barley Prize will announce the top four performers from the competition’s Pilot Stage. Each team will be rewarded $125,000 total and advance to The Grand Challenge, where they will compete over 14 months for the ultimate $10M grand prize.

To register for Water Innovation in Action, visit the OnWIN registration page.