The number of water-related crises around the world run as deep as the ocean, but impact entrepreneurs at the Centre for Social Innovation are finding innovative ways to tackle water issues, locally and globally.
This World Water Day, we share how these Climate Ventures-accelerated startups, all part of our Earth Tech 2022 cohort, are rising to the challenge of water scarcity. They’re improving water-use efficiency and management, protecting and remediating our precious waterways, and educating industry, government, and communities alike about our myriad water challenges.
SUWAB WATER SYSTEMS
Shahab Minaei, Mohsen Asadi Bagloee, Khaled Zoroufchi Benis | Saskatchewan
SuWAb Water Systems uses agricultural waste to power their water treatment technology. Their Eco-filter provides cost-effective wastewater treatment to local communities, and the team offers consulting services so their clients can fully harness the power of bioenergy.
3F WASTE RECOVERY
Ben Wiper | Newfoundland and Labrador
3F Waste Recovery (3F) turns the byproducts of the fish, farm, and forestry industries into valuable, sustainable products. Focusing on local Newfoundland cod fisheries, their unique, commercial, hydrolyzed cod collagen can be used in beauty products and health supplements. 3F holds circular economy and zero waste values: they’re committed to leadership in ethical, responsible supply sourcing and making the most out of precious resources.
Derek Davy | Ontario
Econse is a Canadian water tech company that builds water and wastewater purification systems, helping small businesses, industry, and communities meet regulations and reduce their environmental impact. With a focus on breweries (see attached photo at Beamsville, ON brewery, Bench), greenhouses, and farms, their customized, user-friendly systems save their customers money and reduce water use and wastewater production.
Tatiana Estevez | Quebec
Permalution generates water from fog! Their Water Radar and Fog Catcher technology detects and captures water droplets, which trickle down as “rain” to be collected and harvested. Each catcher can produce 150-400L of water a day without altering the local ecosystem. Applications include water storage, irrigation, conservation, and wildfire management.
Earth Tech is a six-month accelerator – led by Climate Ventures and a part of the Accelerate from Anywhere initiative, it’s supported by our partners at RBC Foundation, the Peter Gilgan Foundation and Bullfrog Power.
If you’re working on a climate or water tech solution, check out Accelerate from Anywhere, an initiative run in partnership with Foresight Canada. We provide entrepreneurial training and supports for everyone from aspiring impact entrepreneurs to early-stage cleantech ventures.