The Cleveland Water Alliance is looking for technology to solve Lake Erie’s problems, through its second $100,000 ErieHack competition. Erie Hack 2.0, a program of the Cleveland Water Alliance, brings together researchers, designers, engineers, developers and creatives around the region to build teams, develop innovations and compete for the more than $100,000 in prizes. The…

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Enjoy an evening of conversation, fun and food at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium and Windows on the River. Experts will explore innovations and tech behind clean water and talk about the “Blue Economy.” The event is presented by Greater Cleveland Aquarium, West Creek Conservancy, Ohio Humanities and Xtinguish. Experts: Paul Ertel, General Manager, Jacobs Investments…

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Got ideas on how to help Lake Erie? The Cleveland Water Alliance is hosting its second Erie Hack innovation competition, with prizes of more than $100,000 for solving broad issues. There are smaller challenges, too, like mapping stormwater areas and reducing plastic waste on the beaches. See the full story at cleveland.com/rock-the-lake.

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It’s back! The signature Cleveland Water Alliance event, ErieHack, where scientists and high school students, compete for a share of $100,000 pitching inventions to solve Lake Erie’s problems. Read all about it at cleveland.com/rock-the-lake. And read all about the Water Alliance and its past successes here.

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Two big developments in fighting harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie: Bowling Green State University received $5.2 million in grants to create a Lake Erie Center for Fresh Waters and Human Health. The Cleveland Water Alliance signed a deal with the Netherlands to collaborate on research in nutrient management, Smart Lake technology and more.  Read…

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Lorena James is a college student with her own invention: 3D printing filament made with zebra and quagga mussels, an invasive species in Lake Erie. James won the high school division of the Cleveland Water Alliance Erie Hack competition last year for her Z Spools. See the full story on cleveland.com.

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The Cleveland Water Alliance wants to build a “Blue Economy.” What does that mean? The four-year-old nonprofit aims to create an entire business ecosystem — from research and innovation to manufacturing — around water. Specifically Lake Erie. Cleveland would be to fresh water what Silicon Valley is to information technology. Or what New York is…

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Want to know what the water — or weather — is like on a Great Lake? Text a buoy, and it’ll immediately text you back with: Wind speed Water temperature Air temperature Wave height And more You can find a list of every buoy in the Great Lakes here. Text the buoy number of your…

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Five teams will compete Friday in Port Clinton at the first-ever Internet of H2O event, presenting ideas to keep Lake Erie’s water supply safe and harmful algal blooms under control with the goal of winning $50,000 in cash and services. The idea is to use technology to improve the systems that monitor phosphorus and other nutrients, which…

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