Prize Competitions spur innovation by engaging a non-traditional solver community. Competitions can complement traditional research and target Reclamation’s most persistent science and technology challenges. Competitions use prizes to incentivize solvers to submit solutions and are open to a solver community that includes members of the public, businesses, and other organizations.
Reclamation launches prize competition seeking new ideas to improve sediment modeling in river systems
WASHINGTON - The Bureau of Reclamation is launching a new prize competition to improve the model currently used to calculate the sediment transport rate in a river system. It is specifically looking for solutions to improve the execution speed of models that simulate river hydraulics, sediment erosion, transport, and deposition. Read More →
Reclamation awards $125,000 in first phase of prize competition seeking new inland purification methods to increase usable water
WASHINGTON – The Bureau of Reclamation selected five teams to share $125,000 in the first phase of the More Water Less Concentrate Prize Competition. This competition challenged the public to develop innovative solutions to reduce byproducts that require additional treatment and disposal and increase freshwater supplies from inland desalination plants. Read More →
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WASHINGTON – The Bureau of Reclamation selected the Canal Safety Challenge finalists to test their prototypes to reduce accidents and drownings around canals. The Greenfields Irrigation District, Isotope LLC, and WGM Group, Inc will each receive $50,000 for testing at the Reclamation Technical Service Center's Hydraulics Laboratory in Denver, Colorado. Read More →
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