The Water Innovation Project is excited to power the 2015 Water/Energy Nexus Hackathon! Beginning August 15, 2015 in San Francisco, the Hackathon will bridge a gap between technology, water and energy – allowing students, professionals and technology enthusiasts the opportunity to showcase their talents and innovation over a 36 hour period. The hackathon is not about breaking into systems but is more akin to a live science fair, focused on leveraging data to help us better understand the dynamics of the water/energy nexus, using the latest software available!

The Hackathon will consist of a development track, workshops, demos, great swag, awesome prizes and delicious food! The goal of this event is to encourage innovation within the water and energy sectors.

You MUST register on Eventbrite to attend the Hackathon ( and have a registered account on ChallengePost to submit your hack.

Hackathon Sponsors


$2,000 in prizes

Best hack

$750 Cash + Trophy + Gear + BRAGGING RIGHTS!!

Audience Choice Award

$500 Cash


$500 for best non-problem hack

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

Register through eventbrite. Sign up on Challenge Post. Attend the Hackathon. 


Christopher Peacock

Christopher Peacock
CEO/Water Innovation Project

Judging Criteria

  • Design
    Overall design use.
  • Completeness / Polish
    How complete is the hack. Does it have a nice interface. Is it easy to use.
  • Solve a Problem Statement
    Does it solve one of the listed problem statements. How well does it solve the problem statement.
  • Is it a solution Utilities or Government can use?
    Can California American Water use the idea with water customers? Can EPA further develop the idea?
  • Does it use the Cal Am Data?
    How well does it use the rate information and water use data from Cal Am? Does it make sense?

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