Our mission: be a thriving ecosystem of water innovation fueled by imagination, informed by research & powered by pioneers.
Together with our partners at GoHub, an international open innovation hub by GoAigua, we are excited to announce the launch of The Ultimate Water Challenge – a 6-month program aimed at creating an ecosystem of innovation and technology sharing between startups, vendors, and pilot sites in the United States.
The Ultimate Water Challenge seeks to support entrepreneurial efforts in three key areas: improving the capture and treatment of stormwater, reducing energy consumption, and improving population health through wastewater surveillance.
Winners will not only be mentored by GoHub and The Water Tower leaders, but also by industry experts from cutting-edge technology companies and universities like GoAigua, Siemens, University of Michigan, and more.
Applications will be accepted through August 1, 2021 and winners will be announced on September 1, 2021. Pilot programs will begin on November 1, 2021.
The Year of Firsts
We're excited to release our 2020 annual report, appropriately titled "The Year of Firsts." Since the launch of TWT in late 2019, we have been making strides in water innovation and are looking forward to keeping that momentum going in 2021.
Check out this great video on The Water Tower
The Inspiration for our name dates back to the early 1970s, to the pair of water towers that were near I-85 and Jimmy Carter boulevard. When made obsolete by improvement to the County’s water distribution system, the towers were torn down. Painted yellow and declaring “GWINNETT IS GREAT,” and “SUCCESS LIVES HERE,” they were a notice to all, that you were here – a landmark that you had crossed the line into Gwinnett County. Our goal is that The Water Tower will become a landmark for water innovation and will be a place where you want to visit and be part of an ecosystem driven to make a positive impact on public health and the environment.
Photo courtesy of David Reed
The Water Tower's amazing team includes a dedicated Board of Directors, our Founding Partners, and an able staff - all ready to assist you no matter what your interests in water may be!
The Water Tower is a new breed of innovation center and the answer to a multitude of complex challenges facing the water industry. This is done through our integrated approach to applied research, technology innovation, demonstration, and visualization, workforce development and training, and stakeholder engagement.
Real-world Testing - access to multiple sources including water, wastewater, and stormwater assets and flows
Problem-Solving Pioneers - access to leading industry experts & resources to help design, test, and validate the latest technologies
Talent Pool and Pipeline - an active ecosystem for recruitment and training for tomorrow's workforce
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