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Wave2Web Hack, a Data Science Hackathon conducted by WRI India is for enthusiastic students, professionals, and start-ups from all over the world!
Up for the challenge?


About WRI:

WRI is a non-governmental global research organization that aims to protect the earth’s environment and provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations, including but not limited to improving the quality of life in cities, by developing and scaling environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable urban transport solutions, with capabilities to identify and implement such solutions in over fifty countries including within Europe, United States, Mexico, Brazil, Indonesia and India.

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It is open to all Hackathon Enthusiasts who are:

  • Students from Indian and international universities.
  • Young professionals, including independent coders, developers, data analysts, data scientists, geospatial analysts, UI/UX developers.
  • Early stage start-ups and not-for-profits.
    (a) Less than 3 years since inception.
    (b) Fewer than 10 employees.

There are no fees for registration or participation for the Hackathon.

Yes, all team members can log in from their account and make the submission on Skillenza platform.

No, one does not need to be online for the entire duration. You can develop the prototype on your local system based on the given theme and submit it on Skillenza, on the specific challenge page before the deadline.

  • Registration
  • Team Formation
  • Concept Note Submission
  • Prototype Submission
  • Final Presentation
  • Declaration of Winners

For Stage 1

  • 50 applicants will be shortlisted based on the following parameters:

    (a) Eligibility
    (b) Concept note

For Stage 2

  • 10 applicants will be shortlisted based on the project submitted. Evaluation will be based on the following parameters:

    (a) Submitted prototype
    (b) Accuracy of data
    (c) Plagiarism check

For Stage 3

  • 3 winners will be selected based on the final presentation. Evaluation will be based on the following parameters:

    (a) Usability of data sets
    (b) Dashboard user experience
    (c) Scale-up strategy

Winners of each stage will receive email notifications.

The submission should be functional for the judges to review.

There is no restriction to use any language, technology stack, or libraries. You can use any of them to create your application. However, do mention the list of pre-built, or open-source libraries being used.

At Skillenza, we take cheating/plagiarism very seriously. Answers and presented projects must be original, own work of the entrants. Any case of plagiarism may result in disqualification of the participant from the Hackathon.

Please write to us at support@skillenza.com or you can post a question in the Discussion forum.

Wave2Web Hack - Orientation Webinar 🎤

All registered participants are invited to step into the next phase of the hackathon. Find out everything you need to know about the Wave2Web Hack and get all your doubts/concerns clarified at the Orientation Webinar to be conducted on 03-May, 2021 at 6 PM IST.

What will be covered: 🤔

  • Introduction to Reservoir Watch and the objective of the hackathon
  • Guidelines on concept note submission
  • Addressing concerns and queries

When: May 3, 2021, 06:00 PM India
Topic: Wave2Web Hack Orientation


Check out the Webinar Recording: 😎



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Artificial intelligence or machine-learning-based forecasting of reservoir water availability based on historical water availability, hydro-meteorological data, and water demand. Creation of visualizations and dissemination of forecasted water availability and other important hydro-meteorological datasets to help inform decision-making and shifting towards water-sensitive practices.


Stage 1

  • 50 Teams will be shortlisted based on the following parameters:

    (a) Eligibility
    (b) Concept note

Stage 2

  • 10 Teams will be shortlisted based on the project submitted. Evaluation will be based on the following parameters:

    (a) Application of science
    (b) Approach and algorithm
    (c) Visualisation tool
    (d) Assumptions and limitations

Stage 3

  • 3 Teams will be selected based on the final presentation. The evaluation will be based on the following parameters:

    (a) Plagiarism check
    (b) Usability of data sets
    (c) Dashboard user experience
    (d) Scale-up strategy
    (e) Accuracy of model results
    (f) Pitch presentation


Harassment of participants in any form for any part of the hackathon including live streams, chats, submissions, and social media will not be tolerated. Hackathon participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the hackathon without any compensation at the discretion of the organizers.

If you feel uncomfortable or think there may be a potential violation of the code of conduct, please report it immediately to any or all of the representatives listed.

Applications from all backgrounds are welcome and actively encouraged. Diversity in the hackathon is what we strive for. We strongly encourage applications from women, people with disabilities, people from under-represented social groups, and underprivileged backgrounds. Read more about WRI India’s values on diversity, equity, and inclusion.


The Hackathon is open to all enthusiasts who are:

  • Students from Indian and international universities

  • Young professionals, including independent coders, developers, data analysts, data scientists, geospatial analysts, UI/UX developers

  • Early stage start-ups and not-for-profits

    • Less than 3 years since inception

    • Fewer than 10 employees


Please Note:

  • Teams with women participants as well as women-led teams will be preferred and graded as value addition.

  • We invite participation from students and organizations in developing countries.

  • The applicant(s) must be able to work in a team, in a collaborative and multi-disciplinary environment and be knowledgeable in the subject topics


Detailed Timeline

  • Hackathon Launch: 22nd March 2021

  • Registrations & Team Formation Starts on 22nd March 2021

  • Registrations & Team Formation Ends by 30th April 2021

  • Orientation Webinar: 3rd May 2021

  • Last Date for Concept Note Submissions: 2nd June 2021

  • Announcement of Shortlisted Participants: 21st June 2021

  • Last Date for Prototype Submissions: 26th July 2021

  • Finalists Announcement: 16th August 2021

  • Mentorship Sessions: 24-25th August 2021

  • Final Submissions End by: 19th September 2021

  • Final Pitch Day Presentations: 27th September 2021

  • Town Hall and Announcement of Winners in: 4th October 2021

All the dates mentioned above are tentative and may change during the hackathon


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Final Submission Deadline Extension Announcement:
Last date for submitting the prototypes has been extended till Sunday, 19th September 2021


In case of any queries, please feel free to reach out to us on Slack.


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