About Water Works

Melbourne Water
and City West Water have partnered with corporate innovation consultancy and startup accelerator, Collective Campus, to launch Water Works - a corporate startup partnership program designed to drive innovation in the water sector.

Water Works will offer startups and scale-ups from not just Australia but across the the world, the opportunity to solve genuine water challenges and generate new commercial outcomes.

The global population is forecast to hit towards 9.7 billion people by 2050, and so it has never been more important to produce more with less - core to startup DNA.

As the World Bank wrote recently, innovation and technology can play a vital role in water scarcity and safety, efficiency, utility operations, monitoring, treatment and data analytics. Utilities have shown a greater willingness to test and adopt promising technologies such the remote sensing of water, water remediation, the internet of things and smart irrigation, water quality control, water management and more.

Working with startups and scale-ups that can help advance such efforts.

About Melbourne Water

Melbourne Water is a statutory authority owned by the Victorian Government. It manages and protects the city's major water resources, including water storage reservoirs and how drinking water is supplied.

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About City West Water

City West Water is a Victorian Government owned retail water corporation that provides drinking water, sewerage, trade waste and recycled water services in Melbourne’s central business district, inner and western suburbs.

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About Collective Campus

Collective Campus is a corporate innovation accelerator based in Melbourne and Singapore that works with organisations across the globe to help them unlock their latent potential to create more impact for humanity whilst giving their people more fulfilling work lives. The company has helped incubate over 100 startups that have gone on to raise more than US$25M and has worked with companies such as Village Roadshow, Microsoft, Sportsbet, Clifford Chance, Electrolux, DXC Technology, BNP Paribas and more. 

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