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This is an advertisement Announcing the Water Hackathon Bangalore: October 21st - 23rd 2011 Organized by the Water Anchor, the Water & Sanitation Program of the World Bank, the Indian Institute for Human Settlements and the India Water Portal. The Water Anchor and the Water and Sanitation Program of the World Bank are planning a Global Water Hackathon event to develop prototypes in mobile applications to help address issues in the water and sanitation sector. Ten countries will play host to an intensive marathon of brainstorming and programming (known as a Hackathon), drawing together the talent and initiative of software developers to find innovative solutions to challenges facing the water and sanitation sector from October 21-23rd, 2011. For more information on the event please log on to www.waterhackathon.org. What is a hackathon? A hackathon event is an intensive marathon of brainstorming and programming, where software developers and designers collaborate to create new tools for solving a set of problems. What is WaterHackathon? WaterHackathon is a hackathon dedicated to solving water and sanitation problems facing developing countries, such as: Access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation Flooding and drought (i.e., climate change issues) Environmental pollution In India, the Water and Sanitation Program along with partners, Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) and India Water Portal (IWP) is hosting the event in Bangalore, Karnataka from Oct 21-23rd, 2011. The event is also being supported by Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, Hewlett Packard, Broadvision Group of India, NJS Engineers India and…

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