The hackathon set the task of mapping carbon emissions from water utility suppliers to help them achieve their net-zero emission targets by 2050.
The winning team, Phloem, developed a sample dashboard as a tool to measure suppliers’ excellence and incentivise supplier carbon accounting. The team, whose members came from CK Delta, Northumbrian Water Group, Selwood Ltd and ista Energy Solutions, took home a US$3000 prize.
The hackathon supports Xylem Ignite, the company’s global youth program which aims to build a strong network of passionate student leaders and empower them to drive real changes in the water industry. Over the last two years, the program has engaged thousands of students in learning about and solving water challenges.