The Water Research Commission (WRC) was established in terms of the Water Research Act (Act No 34 of 1971), following a period of serious water shortage. It was deemed to be of national importance to generate new knowledge and to promote the country’s water research purposefully, owing to the view held that water would be one of South Africa’s most limiting factors in the 21st century.
THE HACKATHON IS SET FOR:
Solving technical problems in new and innovative ways. The approach of a hackathon is very constructive, and young programmers work to solve real problems and create a useful and tangible solutions during these events.
To involve youth in the co-creation of solutions to social challenges using science, technology and unique ideation processes.
Water Hack and Sanitation Hack Challenge
#WRCHack2019 Resource Pack
30 young techies/innovators with computer science, engineering and programming backgrounds as well as 5 high school participants from Nova Pioneer
Geekulcha, a youth-run agency for young, skilled, creative and ambitious tech minds.
Open Data South Africa is encouraging wider use of government data in communities for social impact. It is a joint initiative under the Open Government Partnership.
The combination of water research science and technology enables ideas that are relevant and ahead of the curve.
The WRC Symposium is a key event in the South African water sector calendar and an opportunity for various sector stakeholders, beneficiaries and leaders to come together to take stock, review new benchmarking content and share ideas that will advance efforts towards a water secure future.Read More
Sandton Convention Centre
11 - 12 September
Wed 09:00 - Thurs 15:00
Have a Coder in your team
To take part at the #WRCHack2019, you need to have registered. By registering, you will be able to receive important updates and resources pertaining to the Hackathon.
Get in Touch:
WRC Registrations: email@example.com