Dreampipe Water Innovation Prize Launched

Dreampipe Water Innovation Prize Launched
Updated Date: 
10 February 2016

The U.K. Government has launched the Dreampipe Challenge to boost development of new or improved ways to help water utilities in developing countries mobilize adequate funding for nonrevenue water (NRW) reduction activities.

The Dreampipe Challenge, funded by the U.K. Department for International Development (DFID), includes a series of prizes that will reward finance mechanisms that enable water companies in developing countries to undertake what is needed to implement nonrevenue water reduction and control activities.

According to the website, Dreampipe is open to “applicants from around the world. The Challenge is targeted at utility experts, financial experts, and transaction advisors who may or may not have prior experience in the water sector.”

Dreampipe is part of DFID’s Ideas to Impact programme started in April 2014 to stimulate innovative solutions for challenges in climate change adaptation, energy access, and water and sanitation for the world’s poorest people or low-income households.