Spearheaded by The Water Council, the Tech Challenge is a new global, open innovation competition designed to identify cutting-edge freshwater technologies and ideas with high potential for commercialization or implementation. A series of Tech Challenges run throughout the year, and each Challenge is designed around a specific topic identified by corporate sponsors. Every Tech Challenge is open to anyone with a good idea and candidates can submit an application to as many of the Challenges as they like.
Prospective technologies can come from entrepreneurs, university students or researchers, professionals already working in water-dependent industries, private sector and government labs or just inventive individuals. Challenge finalists will present in-person to the sponsoring organization to compete for:
Tech Challenge: Sensors for Heavy Metals & Chemicals is accepting applications from people located anywhere around the world between Nov 1, 2018 - Jan 13, 2019.
This challenge is looking for inventive individuals or companies with innovative solutions for detecting heavy metals (such as lead) and industrial chemicals (such as PFOA and PFAS) in water and wastewater. Sensors or sensing methods for the following analytes, or indicators, are sought:
Key success criteria for the performance of the solutions include:
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The Water Council
247 W. Freshwater Way, Suite 500
Milwaukee, WI 53204 USA
Owner contact email: email@example.com
Among the types of Personal Data that The Water Council collects, by itself or through third parties, there are: Cookies, Usage Data, email address, username, Data communicated while using the service, first name and last name.
Users are responsible for any third-party Personal Data obtained, published or shared through The Water Council and confirm that they have the third party's consent to provide the Data to the Owner.
The Owner takes appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, modification, or unauthorized destruction of the Data. The Data processing is carried out using computers and/or IT enabled tools, following organizational procedures and modes strictly related to the purposes indicated. In addition to the Owner, in some cases, the Data may be accessible to certain types of persons in charge, involved with the operation of The Water Council (administration, sales, marketing, legal, system administration) or external parties (such as third-party technical service providers, mail carriers, hosting providers, IT companies, communications agencies) appointed, if necessary, as Data Processors by the Owner. The updated list of these parties may be requested from the Owner at any time.
The Owner may process Personal Data relating to Users if one of the following applies:
In any case, the Owner will gladly help to clarify the specific legal basis that applies to the processing, and in particular whether the provision of Personal Data is a statutory or contractual requirement, or a requirement necessary to enter into a contract.
The Data is processed at the Owner's operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved in the processing are located. Depending on the User's location, data transfers may involve transferring the User's Data to a country other than their own. To find out more about the place of processing of such transferred Data, Users can check the section containing details about the processing of Personal Data.
Users are also entitled to learn about the legal basis of Data transfers to a country outside the European Union or to any international organization governed by public international law or set up by two or more countries, such as the UN, and about the security measures taken by the Owner to safeguard their Data. If any such transfer takes place, Users can find out more by checking the relevant sections of this document or inquire with the Owner using the information provided in the contact section.
Personal Data shall be processed and stored for as long as required by the purpose they have been collected for.
The Data concerning the User is collected to allow the Owner to provide its Services, as well as for the following purposes: Content commenting, Displaying content from external platforms, SPAM protection, Handling payments, Managing contacts and sending messages, Analytics, Hosting and backend infrastructure, Interaction with data collection platforms and other third parties, Managing support and contact requests and Tag Management.
Users can find further detailed information about such purposes of processing and about the specific Personal Data used for each purpose in the respective sections of this document.
Personal Data is collected for the following purposes and using the following services:
The services contained in this section enable the Owner to monitor and analyze web traffic and can be used to keep track of User behavior.
Content commenting services allow Users to make and publish their comments on the contents of The Water Council. Depending on the settings chosen by the Owner, Users may also leave anonymous comments. If there is an email address among the Personal Data provided by the User, it may be used to send notifications of comments on the same content. Users are responsible for the content of their own comments. If a content commenting service provided by third parties is installed, it may still collect web traffic data for the pages where the comment service is installed, even when Users do not use the content commenting service.
This type of service allows you to view content hosted on external platforms directly from the pages of The Water Council and interact with them. This type of service might still collect web traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when Users do not use it.
Payment processing services enable The Water Council to process payments by credit card, bank transfer or other means. To ensure greater security, The Water Council shares only the information necessary to execute the transaction with the financial intermediaries handling the transaction. Some of these services may also enable the sending of timed messages to the User, such as emails containing invoices or notifications concerning the payment.
This type of service has the purpose of hosting Data and files that enable The Water Council to run and be distributed as well as to provide a ready-made infrastructure to run specific features or parts of The Water Council. Some of these services work through geographically distributed servers, making it difficult to determine the actual location where the Personal Data are stored.
This type of service allows Users to interact with data collection platforms or other services directly from the pages of The Water Council for the purpose of saving and reusing data. If one of these services is installed, it may collect browsing and Usage Data in the pages where it is installed, even if the Users do not actively use the service.
This type of service makes it possible to manage a database of email contacts, phone contacts or any other contact information to communicate with the User. These services may also collect data concerning the date and time when the message was viewed by the User, as well as when the User interacted with it, such as by clicking on links included in the message.
This type of service allows The Water Council to manage support and contact requests received via email or by other means, such as the contact form. The Personal Data processed depend on the information provided by the User in the messages and the means used for communication (e.g. email address).
This type of service analyzes the traffic of The Water Council, potentially containing Users' Personal Data, with the purpose of filtering it from parts of traffic, messages and content that are recognized as SPAM.
This type of service helps the Owner to manage the tags or scripts needed on The Water Council in a centralized fashion. This results in the Users' Data flowing through these services, potentially resulting in the retention of this Data.
An affiliate program is an automated electronic program that involves a Web advertiser and recruited webmasters. The webmasters, as affiliates, place the company's advertisements on their individually owned websites.
Users may exercise certain rights regarding their Data processed by the Owner.
In particular, Users have the right to do the following:
Where Personal Data is processed for a public interest, in the exercise of an official authority vested in the Owner or for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the Owner, Users may object to such processing by providing a ground related to their particular situation to justify the objection.Users must know that, however, should their Personal Data be processed for direct marketing purposes, they can object to that processing at any time without providing any justification. To learn, whether the Owner is processing Personal Data for direct marketing purposes, Users may refer to the relevant sections of this document.
Any requests to exercise User rights can be directed to the Owner through the contact details provided in this document. These requests can be exercised free of charge and will be addressed by the Owner as early as possible and always within one month.
The User's Personal Data may be used for legal purposes by the Owner in Court or in the stages leading to possible legal action arising from improper use of The Water Council or the related Services. The User declares to be aware that the Owner may be required to reveal personal data upon request of public authorities.
For operation and maintenance purposes, The Water Council and any third-party services may collect files that record interaction with The Water Council (System logs) use other Personal Data (such as the IP Address) for this purpose.
More details concerning the collection or processing of Personal Data may be requested from the Owner at any time. Please see the contact information at the beginning of this document.
The Water Council does not support "Do Not Track" requests. To determine whether any of the third-party services it uses honor the "Do Not Track" requests, please read their privacy policies.
Any information that directly, indirectly, or in connection with other information - including a personal identification number - allows for the identification or identifiability of a natural person.
Information collected automatically through The Water Council (or third-party services employed in The Water Council), which can include: the IP addresses or domain names of the computers utilized by the Users who use The Water Council, the URI addresses (Uniform Resource Identifier), the time of the request, the method utilized to submit the request to the server, the size of the file received in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the server's answer (successful outcome, error, etc.), the country of origin, the features of the browser and the operating system utilized by the User, the various time details per visit (e.g., the time spent on each page within the Application) and the details about the path followed within the Application with special reference to the sequence of pages visited, and other parameters about the device operating system and/or the User's IT environment.
The individual using The Water Council who, unless otherwise specified, coincides with the Data Subject.
The natural person to whom the Personal Data refers.
The natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of Personal Data, including the security measures concerning the operation and use of The Water Council. The Data Controller, unless otherwise specified, is the Owner of The Water Council.
The means by which the Personal Data of the User is collected and processed.
The service provided by The Water Council as described in the relative terms (if available) and on this site/application.
Unless otherwise specified, all references made within this document to the European Union include all current member states to the European Union and the European Economic Area.
Small sets of data stored in the User's device.
This privacy statement has been prepared based on provisions of multiple legislations, including Art. 13/14 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation).
Last Updated: October 24, 2018