Nestlé Waters joins Imagine H2O to develop water solutions

Nestlé Waters North America has partnered with Imagine H2O (IH2O) to help offer  entrepreneurs with resources, insight and visibility required to launch and scale water solutions.

IH2O is a nonprofit organisation empowering people to deploy and develop water innovation to solve water challenges.

Nestlé Waters joins IH2O’s Beta Partner programme, a global network of companies focused on developing and deploying early-stage water technology. 

Nestlé Waters North America chief sustainability officer Nelson Switzer said: “Population growth, urbanisation and increasingly volatile weather patterns continue to present challenges with respect to our shared water resources.

“We must identify and encourage innovation to overcome these challenges.

“Imagine H2O offers its partners an exclusive channel to engage with emerging water entrepreneurs whose technologies have been vetted for both commercial viability and impact. Perhaps more importantly, the Imagine H2O network helps commercialise these critical innovations.”

Imagine H2O president Scott Bryan said: "Providing entrepreneurs with access to customers in strategic markets is critical to our programming.

"For the beverage industry, engaging water technology startups is an opportunity to advance the market for water innovation and support new solutions to water resource challenges.

Since 2009, IH2O has supported more than 550 startups in over 30 countries across a diverse range of sectors, including food and agriculture, water and wastewater treatment, quality monitoring, and water data and analytics.

IH2O’s accelerator participants represent one in every 10 dollars of early-stage investment in the water industry.