Roughly 2.5 billion people live in water-scarce regions today, but more than half of the world’s population might face some form of water scarcity by 2050. This trend is accompanied by increasing urbanization: Two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050. The demand for a reliable and secure water supply is thus growing at an unprecedented rate.
“Aquathon: Find a solution to save water!” is an international idea competition launched by the Blue Planet Climate Protection Foundation and Hungary’s Design Terminal at the beginning of 2020.
Those interested could apply until the beginning of March, and the selected applicants will now present their solutions to a jury on September 8-9 aboard the TRIP Ship.
The challenge is for teams to come up with a digital solution that can significantly increase the efficiency of individual water usage. The goal is to turn innovative ideas into reality.
“Climate change has divided the world’s population into three major groups. Aquathon doesn’t deal with ‘alarmists’ and ‘climate skeptics’; it focuses on those who are looking for solutions to one of the greatest challenges of the age. We are looking for solutions that will help all of us to manage the effects of climate change and the consequences of the water crisis,” Nándor Csepreghy, director of the Blue Planet Climate Protection Foundation, stressed.