Within the framework of the KIM MUSE WATERS and following the successful 2018 edition

the 2nd Water Tech Hackathon is launched !

The WATER TECH HACKATHON 2019 – 36 HOURS is a non-profit event, which will take place on December 13 and 14, 2019, simultaneously in Montpellier, Barcelona and Reunion.


20 September – 12 October

Call for challenges: submit on the official website an idea, a need, a concept, a project that fits into one of the themes proposed by one of the partner sites of the Hackathon, whatever his city of residence.

15 October, 2019

Presentation of selected challenges, opening of registrations

13 & 14 December, 2019

Water Tech Hackathon 2019  in Montpellier, Barcelona and on Reunion Island at the same time (videoconferences)

End of February 2020

International final in Montpellier



  • Objective

To ponder intensively on the theme: “WATER & CITY” and share ideas, imagine innovative solutions, create new digital tools, develop the network, surf on many and sometimes unexploited data, learn together helped by coaches … in a friendly atmosphere, for a weekend.

  • Issues

The hydrological risk (drought, flood), amplified by climate change, impacts the facilities, the activities, but also the aquatic environments. Water contributes to the comfort of the inhabitants through recreational activities, district heating, refreshing spaces.

Through catchments, treatments, networks, buildings, warning systems, it is a whole connected domain emerging in urban areas: river/urban gully management, floods, resilience, extreme rainfall and urban risks, innovation, smart city, renaturation, circular economy, reuse/recycling, sanitation, drinking water, water and urban recreation (golf, temporary beaches, …), etc.

  • Expected participants

Professionals, researchers, students, companies, creators, institutions, associations, citizens, architects, urban planners, landscapers, managers of sports equipment or green spaces, computer scientists, developers, community managers, lawyers, economists, …

Organized by the Universities of Montpellier, Barcelona and La Reunion, the Water Tech Hackathon brings together many academic partners (KIM MUSE WATERS, IM2E, IMT Mines Alès, IUT La Réunion), institutional (Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole, AD’OCC, Technopole La Réunion) and also corporate ones (Pôle Aqua-Valley, Veolia).