Fort Collins: Imagine H2O and the Colorado Water Innovation Cluster sign a memorandum of understanding with an eye towards helping build successful water businesses


From the Fort Collins Coloradoan (David Young):

The partnership permits access to each partner’s programming resources to provide a greater depth of resources for entrepreneurs, according to a news release. The city of Fort Collins is a founding member of the CWIC.

“This agreement creates new opportunities for Colorado water innovators” said Jeff Throck-morton, chairman of the CWIC, in a prepared statement. “And partnerships with organizations like Imagine H2O will fuel innovation, collaboration and growth throughout the region.”

Imagine H2O, a nonprofit organization, provides support and mentoring to entrepreneurs and businesses that are advancing water innovation. Launched this year, the CWIC is building a network that includes Colorado-based academic, governmental or commercial institutions from which innovative water solutions and new businesses can evolve.

Potential water projects include: home water conservation, agricultural water rights management, water infrastructure asset management and other water-related issues.

The collaboration with Imagine H2O is intended to position Northern Colorado and the Colorado Water Innovation Cluster as a leader in the water sector…

This year, Imagine is focusing on innovations surrounding waste water with funding for ideas related to gray water systems, energy waste water, treatment systems and other related business plans.

As for the CWIC, it is moving forward with its first project with the Lake Canal Alternative Practices and In-stream Flow Demonstration. The demonstration addresses municipal, industrial and environmental water “gap” during irrigation season in the Lake Canal area by using packaged software, field instrumentation solution developed by Colorado-based Regenesis Management Group, along with researchers from Colorado State University and U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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