EPA, in collaboration with other agencies, is seeking demonstrations of the use of data and information from nutrient sensors to inform decisions and actions that address nutrient management. The total prize amount for this Challenge is $100,000; up to two winning teams will share the prize. This is Stage II of the Challenge; Stage I was a call for action plans, which was completed September 2017.
Excess nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus) in the nation’s waters is one of the costliest and most challenging environmental problems we face. Over the last 50 years, the amount of nutrients entering into our waters has escalated, and is now one of the top causes of water quality impairment. Protecting human health and the environment from adverse impacts of excessive nutrients is a national priority.
Many organizations and communities are interested in making use of sensors to provide improved spatial and temporal data that can help inform decisions and actions to protect and restore our nation’s water resources.
This Challenge calls for teams to design and implement an approach that utilizes nutrient sensors and resulting data to improve decisions and actions resulting in more effective nutrient management.
Up to two winning teams will share the prize of $100,000.00.