Concerned organisations and citizens, business leaders, home-owners, scientists, design shapers, among others will be taking part in a hackathon this weekend (24 and 25 February 2018) at the Cape Town Science Centre in Observatory.
In addition to the hackathon, the two-day event will consist of a variety of activities, all with a focus on creating awareness and the sharing of ideas to provide solutions to the current water stresses facing Cape Town, immediately, and into the future.
The hackathon will focus on the current water crisis in Cape Town. Participants will engage in a facilitated process, with input from specialists, to explore, ideate, hack and develop solutions.
The ideas generated will contribute to effective solutions to the Cape Town water crisis, ideas that will be shared with other water-stressed cities around the world.
SAREBI (The South African Renewable Energy Business Incubator) will judge the activities and then offer several valuable master incubation classes for water innovation to the technological projects with the best potential.
A range of activities over the weekend include talks; exhibits on water technology, composting toilets and DIY; workshops on water saving, harvesting and grey water treatment; the 25-litre challenge; family-friendly kid’s activities; and community engagements with a panel of experts about Day Zero.
Speakers include water resource management specialist Anthony Turton and Gunter Pauli an entrepreneur and author of The Blue Economy.
The hackathon was initiated by Stop Reset Go and the Cape Town Science Centre with support from a global solidarity network including Open Source Circular Economy Days initiative, Envienta Open
Source Everything initiative, Action Foresight, P2P Foundation, the Loomio Cosmo- Localization group, and Global Movement Summit.
To join the hack interested participants should visit www.hackthewatercrisis.org.