Water Innovators - an employee development challenge

Bring out your inner entrepreneur - solve real issues, fund life-changing work and learn new skills as a water innovator!

Water Innovators is your chance to compete with others around the world to solve a real problem, raise funds for water and sanitation projects and develop your professional skills.

Find out how you can benefit from our employee development challenge:

“This is an excellent way to find innovative, collaborative solutions to real world problems as well as raising awareness and funds. Keep doing Water Innovators!”

– John Green, Anglian Water The Kathmandu’ers, Overall winners 2015


Water Innovators 2017 

Registration for Water Innovators 2017 will open shortly. In the meantime you can register your interest or find out more by emailing waterinnovators@wateraid.org 

November 2016 | And the 2016 winners are…..

Dragons' Den investor and entrepreneur presents the winning teams with their awards.

Find out who won and why >


May 2016 | Meet the 2016 teams!

In April, the teams pitched to a panel of WaterAid judges to receive seed funding for their projects.

Watch the films to see what the teams are planning >


Mar 2016 | Introducing the Water Innovators challenges of 2016

Bimaya Nepali standing next to the toilet she built with help from WaterAid Nepal. Simjung, Gorkha, Nepal, March 2016
© WaterAid/ Mani Karmacharya
During Water Innovators 2015, all of the ‘solve’ ideas from the Water Innovators teams were shared with the WaterAid Nepal team. They were so thankful for all of the dedication and effort the Water Innovators teams put in.

The money that the teams raised helped to fund life-changing work in earthquake-affected areas of Nepal.

Read more about how life is changing in Nepal: 

'There was no escaping from the earthquake': Nepal one year on >

Stories from Simjung: then and now >


This exciting programme gives you and your colleagues the opportunity to help WaterAid reach more people with safe water and toilets while getting a unique learning experience. 

Propose innovative solutions to a real problem faced by the WaterAid team in Cambodia. We set the challenge – your team chooses between water, sanitation and hygiene.

Following a Dragons’ Den style pitch to win seed funding, your team will organise creative fundraising projects to raise more than £3000 to support WaterAid projects.

You’ll learn new skills and leadership qualities to bring to your workplace and beyond.

Download the Water Innovators brochure to find out more  >  

Coming soon!