Shillong Water Hackathon at IIM Shillong

IIM Shillong water

Rama Krishna Sangem

Shillong Water Hackathon Concludes at IIM Shillong successfully organized the Shillong Water Hackathon, on 7th February 2024. This unique event was conducted under the Government of Meghalaya's International Water Conclave, to be held on the 9th and 10th of February 2024 in Shillong.

The Shillong Water Hackathon aimed to address and resolve concerns related to water pollution, conservation, and management. It fostered collaboration and meaningful dialogue among participants from diverse backgrounds, including students, technology experts, innovators, coders, influencers, and startup enthusiasts.

The objective was to explore innovative ways to engage communities and leverage technology, such as sensors, data analytics, and mobile applications, to monitor, manage, and enhance water-related processes, said a press release.

The hackathon focused on leveraging data to gain valuable insights into water quality, usage patterns, and other relevant parameters to enable informed decision-making. Participants were encouraged to develop prototypes or proof-of-concept solutions with high social impact, which could be further improved or implemented to address specific water challenges.

Under the theme of "Sustainable Water Management for Meghalaya," the hackathon emphasized indigenous solutions, community-driven approaches, and futuristic thinking to ensure equitable and engaging solutions. The participants engaged in field visits to the Shillong locality to interact with local residents and understand the water issues faced in the region.



Water concerns

CGWB experts delivered presentations on water concerns and initiatives, followed by a group discussion and idea pitching session by the participants.

The winners in the Individual Category of the Shillong Water Hackathon are Team Spirit (KCG College of Technology, Chennai), where Team Snehalt24 (Indian School of Public Policy) and Team Dani.ce21 (Bannari Amman Institute of Technology) were 1 st and 2 nd Runner-up respectively.

The winners in the Institutional Category of the Shillong Water Hackathon are Team Jerraswamynathan (Dual Triangles Private Limited), where Team Meghalaya Institute of Governance and Team Green Umtung were 1 st and 2 nd Runner-up respectively.

The International Water Conclave 2024 began on the 9th Feb 2024 in Shillong. Shri Conrad K Sangma, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Meghalaya while gracing the occasion distributed the awards to the winners of the hackathon.

Rama Krishna Sangem

Ramakrishna chief editor of excel India online magazine and website

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