• The Water Challenge is one of the Top
    5 Global Risks
  • In just 15 years, the world will demand
    40% more water than the available supply
  • Water scarcity and inadequate sanitation already costs the world at least
    $260 billion a year

Code for a Cause

Alleviating water scarcity is more urgent than ever as rapid population growth, rising incomes, and expanding cities strain the world’s water supply.

We invite participants who can make a difference, to join us in a month long online challenge and a global initiative, inviting developers, data scientists, marketers, designers, startups and idea generators to team up from January 18, 2019, to February 18, 2019, to ideate and develop new smart solutions using Blockchain, IoT and cloud capabilities for introducing Wastewater Reuse Certificates (WRC). This concept has been conceived by the partners in Maharashtra Water Multi-Stakeholder Platform managed by 2030 Water Resources Group (2030WRG), a part of The World Bank Group’s Water Global Practice.

The winning teams will get a chance to showcase their prototype at a meeting participated by private, public & civil society thought leaders at the end of February, 2019.

Why Participate

Code for a cause
Connect with water sector industry leaders
Connect with global participants
Technology Mentorship
Cash Prizes
Winners present to industry leaders








Join in and code for a cause, create innovative applications using the latest Blockchain technologies, to contribute towards sustainable water resource management globally. Participants will be contributing to solve global water challenges; creating applications in blockchain in one of the most important development sector theme - the water.

Case Scenarios


January 18, 2019
Registration begins on the contest platform Devpost. On registration, you will be added to WRC Hackathon Slack channel for updates, communications, mentorship and for any query resolutions during the hackathon. See the ‘Coding’ section to get more information on Coding standards and technologies that will help you get started.

January 18 to February 24, 2019
Coding time. Webinars will be conducted to assist participants on Do’s and Dont’s and to understand the business cases better. Participants are encourared to use the Slack channels to communicate and ask any queries they may have throughout the Hackathon. Domain and Tech mentors will be avaialable at all times to resolve queries and give their inputs.

February 24, 2019
All submissions must be uploaded to the contest platform by February 24, 2019 at 04:00 PM IST.

February 24, 2019
Top 10 semi-finalists will be announced.

February 25, 2019
Semi-finalists will present to a jury convened at Mumbai. Teams may present in-person or virtually. Top 3 winning teams will be announced.

February 26, 2019
First, second and third position will be announced at a summit participated by public, private and civil society thought leaders. Winners receive awards and showcase their products to attendees as short videos.

Mentors and Jury

Karin Krchnak

2030WRG, World Bank

Mr. K P Bakshi

Chairman, Maharashtra Water Resources Regulatory Authority (MWRRA)

Mr. Vijay Srirangan

Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industries

Anirban Ghosh

Chief Sustainability Officer, Mahindra Group

Prabhakar Jayakumar

Country Director, India, DigitalOcean

Prasanna Lohar

Head Innovation & Architecture, DCB Bank Ltd.

Suman Majumdar

Chief Sustainability Officer, JSW

Prasad Modak

Executive Director, Environment Management Centre

Mahesh Patankar

2030 WRG

Ajith Radhakrishnan

2030 WRG - India Country Coordinator

Mohan Ram

Senior Partnerships Manager, DigitalOcean

Nita Sarang

Delivery Excellence, Tata Consultancy Services

Sanket Sarang

CTO, BlobCity

Anil Sinha

Global Impact Investor Network
2030 WRG