Google Announces Water Scratch Innovations

FS Group Consulting is sponsoring a competition called “WATER SCARCITY INNOVATION” to identify innovative technologies for water purification. The company aims to significantly reduce the amount of freshwater used in food production by 2025, and is focused on Southern Europe, Italy, France, and Spain. Similar competitions will be held in other cities around the world.

Imagine H2O and Smarter Homes use distributed technology to help utilities better manage their water resources and empower farmers to make water-smart decisions. Their Smarter Homes company produces the “WaterOn” device, an automated leak-prevention and smart metering system. The WaterOn device has been installed on apartment buildings in India, where it has saved over 40,000 households more than seven million liters of water.