STAGE TWO

THE GEORGE BARLEY WATER PRIZE 

In Stage 2 more than 40 teams participated, and the top 10 teams were selected to advance to Stage 3 of the competition. These teams were announced in Chicago, and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners received early monetary awards on October 25, 2017. 

IN THIS STAGE THE PRIZE PURSE WAS $80,000

COMPETITORS WERE JUDGED ON

1. Total phosphorus (TP) lab results

2. Time stamped video

3. Environmental outcome assessment

4. Two page scalability plan summary

COMPETITORS WERE SCORED ON

1. Phosphorus Removal

2. Environmental Sustainability
3. Scalability

During Stage 2, teams were asked to take their ideas to the laboratory and submit results that proved their technologies could perform. This stage was designed to test technologies under similar conditions, providing better scope for comparison and competition. And to provide contestants the opportunity to test their technologies against a set of water quality parameters.

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