The problem of water scarcity affects half of the global population—that’s four billion people—yet available solutions for water analytics are limited, leaving gaps in abilities to make informed decisions regarding water consumption.
A Vancouver startup wants to tackle this challenge. It’s doing so through development of a versatile monitoring system that not only empowers property managers to track water use, but also serves as a predictive leak detection platform.
Orca Water‘s solution helps prevent wastage and potential damages, contributing to water conservation efforts, the cleantech firm claims.
The company’s eco-conscious efforts have landed the startup in the top 10 of this year’s New Ventures BC competition.
“In a world where water resources are becoming increasingly strained, Orca’s ability to provide comprehensive data and predictive capabilities paves the way for more responsible and sustainable water management practices,” states New Ventures BC. “This not only benefits individual users and property managers but also contributes to the larger goal of conserving and efficiently utilizing water resources on a global scale.”
Orca’s breakthrough technology utilizes ultrasonic sensing and machine learning capabilities to generate comprehensive insights into water consumption, down to individual fixtures and appliances, according to the startup, providing new levels of understanding and control over water usage.
The cleantech’s solution is also a modular system, offering scalability and a hassle-free installation process that doesn’t require specialized technicians.
“Their cost-effective system makes their products affordable, breaking down barriers for widespread adoption,” NVBC notes. “This accessibility ensures that water monitoring and conservation become accessible to a broader audience, enabling more individuals and organizations to actively contribute to water sustainability efforts.”
Founded in 2021 by Kerry Chin, Orca’s water management innovates paves a way for a water-resilient future.
The company is currently in the process of raising capital to fund upcoming field tests.