This series puts the spotlight on Canadian companies that are addressing water problems with innovative cleantech solutions.

Canada’s water infrastructure is aging and in need of repairs. Add the threat of storms and extreme weather reports caused by climate change and it’s clear that the status quo is not good enough – there is an urgent need for innovation.

A new generation of water innovators is emerging, such as Digital Water Solutions. Based in Guelph, Ontario, Digital Water Solutions has developed a device that measures pressure, transient pressure, acoustics, and water temperature in water distribution systems, then connects the data to an AI platform. The platform provides real-time information to utilities, proactively identifying potential leaks, pressure drops, and water temperature changes. Their solution is attracting clients from across North America and even a community in Iceland.

Interested in water tech? Check out Water Tech Talks, a series of workshops, discussions and matchmaking events powered by Foresight and waterNEXT, Canada’s water technology ecosystem.

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Michelle Zazulak

Michelle is an accomplished graphic designer, brand strategist and content creator. Throughout her career, she has worked with government, nonprofits and early-stage companies to discover their brand’s look and feel. She is passionate about developing a strong provincial technology sector and supporting a sustainable future. Michelle has spent the last few years at Innovate BC, supporting BC’s innovation ecosystem and managing the visual design for the #BCTECHSummit, Western Canada’s largest annual innovation event. She is a multi-disciplinary marketer with degrees and certifications in performing arts, graphic design, film production, and UX design. She’s a skilled amateur photographer, spending her free time exploring the wild places of BC.

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