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Water – Innovation Challenge

Plumbing and Sanitation Solutions 

At the Water Innovation Challenge 2014 in Singapore, multi-skilled teams from USA and Australia excelled in designing and producing innovative plumbing and sanitation solutions for the communities in Nepal and Bangladesh who have been suffering from ongoing health issues caused by poor sanitation conditions at the inaugural Water Innovation Challenge 3-5 June 2014, Singapore. 

The teams created solutions covering construction, planning, logistics, budgets, project management, and skills/knowledge transfer, which will be carried forward by the project partner Healthabitat into their Sanitation Studio programmes in these communities and will be jointly implemented by the team participants. 

The inaugural Water Innovation Challenge was hosted at Institute of Technical Education, Singapore and supported by World Plumbing Council and RMIT University who brought together a group of international, multi-discipline teams of Plumbers and Engineers under the age of 26 to participate in a series of hands-on design challenges and practical tasks. 

Overall highlight of the Water Innovation Challenge 2014:


Download press release for Water Innovation Challenge 2014

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Download Team Australia documentation

Download Team USA documentation


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