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Safe Drinking Water

THE VISIONEERS 2016 SUMMIT HAS CONCLUDED. WE APPLAUD ALL OF THE 2016 VISIONEERS TEAMS FOR PRESENTING VIABLE, POTENTIAL XPRIZE CONCEPTS.

Universal access to safe water, always

In many places, unsafe drinking water is the leading cause of illness. Current water infrastructure does not - and based on existing trends, likely cannot - meet the world’s drinking water needs in terms of both quality and quantity. This is exacerbated by the fact that consumers lack actionable, data driven insight into their water usage and the safety of their drinking water.

The Water Visioneers Team is focused on democratizing access to safe drinking water and data. This will also help address economic challenges for low-income families when they are not able to use tap water.

“The Safe Drinking Water Visioneers team is working with industry leaders to create groundbreaking progress in providing safe drinking water to a thirsty world.”

- TEAM SAFE DRINKING WATER

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Around the world approximately 884 million people do not have regular access to safe drinking water with 842,000 deaths occurring each year due to water borne illnesses, including 361,000 children under the age of five. The recent water crisis in the US and developing world only serves to highlight this frustrating reality.

Supplying ongoing safe drinking water to families and communities will result in an immediate and dramatic improvement in health and well-being.

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Prize Sponsor

Brita’s mission is to create conscious change. Access to quality water is especially challenging for low-income families - another “Flint” crisis is inevitable. By sponsoring the Water Visioneers XPRIZE team, Brita hopes to develop a multi-generational, environmentally friendly solution to cleaner, healthier, and safe drinking water, so that all can enjoy the vital benefits of water.

Justin Langlois

Justin Langlois
Prize Developer

Having been a part of the Navy SEAL community for nearly 10 years, Justin gravitated towards aerospace and engineering believing in its immense value to society. His four-year experience as part of a state-of-the-art technology company that leveraged the latest advancements in aerospace, big data and machine learning to democratize information demonstrates his mission-driven and adventurous approach to breakthrough solutions.

MSE, Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan
MBA, Harvard Business School
BS, Aerospace Engineering, United States Naval Academy

Kristen Mitchell

Kristen Mitchell
Prize Developer

Kristen has always been fascinated by aquatic ecosystems, whether rivers, lakes, or oceans. This fascination and desire to learn more led her to pursue transdisciplinary research from marine science to federal water and ocean policy. Through this research she has worked with Congressman Michael M. Honda to draft national marine debris legislation that focused on stopping pollution from land. Kristen strives to include innovative ideas, design and technology to create the best, most scientifically sound solutions.

PhD, Biogeochemistry, Utrecht University

Yvonne Cooper
SPOCK

Amanda Facelle
Sponsor Resource

Erby Foster
Sponsor Resource

Marielle Larson
XPRIZE Fellow

Adam Pettler
Sponsor Resource