This proposal focuses on increasing water supply and providing transparency in the water market by creating a "mesh network" of water suppliers and increasing communications channels between suppliers and end-users to promote transparent pricing. The team recommends empowering community entrepreneurs by providing access to capital, educational materials and best practices for operation, and creating a virtual marketplace via mobile technologies to reduce inefficiencies.
WaterPlace: Building a 100M Marketplace
Challenges: Improper Sanitation, Drinkability, Affordability, Scalability, Consistency of Supply, General Access, Financing, Water Quality, Access, Lack of Information, Inequitable Distribution
Solutions: Partnership Building, Education and Awareness Campaigns, Fundraising, Entrepreneuship Focused, Community Level Solution, External Industry and/or Sector Model , Communication (Information, Availability, Quality, Reporting), Awareness and/or Reporting, Economic and Commercial, Business-Led, Public-Private Partnership (Multiple Stakeholders), Social, Payment, Technology