2009 CHALLENGE WINNER
ReachOut Water Solutions
University of Minnesota/IIT Bombay Team
Karthikeyan Bharath Kumar
Vivek Bholu Ram Yadav
Mentors: Leo Sharkey, Anshuman Sharma and Raj Bharadway
The ReachOut Acara Challenge submission is available in pdf format at the bottom of this web page.
The Slum Water Program (SWP) is Reach Out Water Solutions' program to provide sustainable, low-cost water suppy to the slum reisdents of Mumbai. There will be two types of customers. On a daily basis, we are targeting to serve 1500 community residents and 200 pay-per-use customers. The Slum Water Program combines source water storage with UV water treatment and a novel distribution system to supply 50 L of clean, low-cost water to SWP community participants and 10L of potable water to pay-per-use customers at a reasonable rate. The SWP accomplishes this utilizing a proven management system. The SWP will be housed in the existing Slum Sanitation Program buildings, utilizing its preexisting customer base and infrastructure.
NOTE: The winning team will travel to India in June.
Complete team rankings will be available on Tuesday.
The judges were highly impressed with multiple concepts; we do intend to promote all and will be in touch.
Name Organization Where
Steve Jevning Leonardo's Basement Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN)
David Mitchell Independent Twin Cities
Scott Nelson Logic Twin Cities
Harsha Angeri Honeywell Bangalore, India
Poyni Bhatt IIT-B Incubator chair Mumbai, India
HS Murali Cargill Twin Cities
Gary Smaby UMN Twin Cities
Muthu Velayuthum CCD Madurai, India
Erin Binder Acara Institute/3M Twin Cities
Fred Rose Acara Institute/Honeywell Twin Cities
Barbara Gomez de Navarro EDC Mexico Mexico City
Brad Brown Social Venture Partners-MN Twin Cities
Thank you Cargill for financial support of the 2009 Acara Challenge.