Tetra Tech has launched a partnership with Imagine H2O, a nonprofit that advances entrepreneurship and innovation in the water sector. The multi-year commitment aligns with Tetra Tech’s work providing water resource solutions to communities and industries around the world.

The two organizations announced the partnership on September 29, 2014, during Imagine H2O’s programming in the Innovation Pavilion at WEFTEC, the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference.

Tetra Tech will commit resources to Imagine H2O’s programming, including financial contributions, technical expertise, and in-kind services to the organization’s portfolio companies. The announcement coincides with the launch of Imagine H2O’s Water Infrastructure Challenge, its sixth annual program for innovative emerging water businesses. 

Imagine H2O uses its annual global competition to identify promising new businesses to enter its accelerator program—the leading path-to-market resource for water technology startups. Its participant portfolio currently represents one sixth of all dollars of early-stage financing in the water sector.  

“Supporting innovation and entrepreneurship through Imagine H2O is consistent with our approach to providing smart solutions to emerging global water challenges,” said Dr. Leslie Shoemaker, Tetra Tech’s Chief Strategy Officer. “Our business focuses on all phases of the water cycle.” 

“Tetra Tech’s leadership in the water sector and technical expertise will provide an important asset to Imagine H2O’s programming for global water entrepreneurs,” said Imagine H2O Chief Operating Officer Scott Bryan. “This partnership greatly strengthens our international effort toward building a secure water future through innovation.”

Tetra Tech joins Imagine H2O’s partners, which include Wells Fargo, Grundfos, Autodesk, the American Water Works Association, the Water Environment Federation, and the California Water Foundation. Imagine H2O’s Beta Partners Network provides participating startups with access to a network of end-users in the private sector and public water agencies.