Applications are now open for the IBM Sustainability Accelerator Water Cohort to support availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation.
IBM believes that the power of science, technology, and innovation can help tackle environmental issues while helping communities address societal needs.
- According to the World Bank, climate-related disasters and natural hazards push 26 million people into poverty each year, putting these populations in need of access to technical, financial, and institutional resources to be more resilient in responding to climate change.
- By uniting experts and technology, IBM wanted to find a way to scale and speed up solutions for helping underrepresented communities most vulnerable to environmental threats.
At IBM, they believe that technology has the potential to transform lives when directed with purpose. That’s why they’ve designed this program to have a bigger, long-term sustainable societal impact with the power of science and technologies such as hybrid cloud and AI.
Examples Could Include
- AI foundation models and geospatial analytics to discover new insights
- AI for improved condition forecasting
- Asset management for customer/user support
- Cloud-based data security
- Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for operational and situational awareness
- Weather and climate forecasting to predict impacts on natural and built infrastructure
- Global scale, local impact
- Two-year program duration
- No cost for participants
- Focus on populations at risk
- The IBM Sustainability Accelerator is open to organizations globally. Submissions are welcome from nonprofit and government organizations.
- Nonprofit and governmental organizations are encouraged to submit a proposal for:
- IT-driven projects that would benefit from hybrid cloud and AI solutions
- Data science-enabled insights
- Expert consulting and design services
- Sustainability software
- Successful proposals will deliver direct support to vulnerable populations at scale while advancing one or more of the targets of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 6 – Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
For more information, visit International Business Machines (IBM).