10 Top Water Management Startups to Watch in 2023

Which startups are driving innovation in water management? Discover 10 hand-picked Water Management Startups to Watch in 2023 in this report & learn what their solutions have in store for your business! These include smart water management, real-time asset monitoring, wastewater recycling technologies, and much more.

Global Startup Heat Map highlights 10 Water Management Startups to Watch in 2023

Through the Big Data & Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering over 3 790 000+ startups & scaleups globally, we identified 877 Water Management startups. The Global Startup Heat Map below highlights the 10 water management startups you should watch in 2023 as well as the geo-distribution of all 877 startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. Based on the heat map, we see high startup activity in the US, followed by India. These 877 startups work on solutions ranging from smart water management and leak detection to wastewater recycling and infrastructure monitoring.


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As the world’s largest resource for data on emerging companies, the SaaS platform enables you to identify relevant technologies and industry trends quickly & exhaustively. Based on the data from the platform, the Top 5 Water Management Startup Hubs are in London, New York City, Bangalore, Singapore & Berlin. The 10 hand-picked startups highlighted in this report are chosen from all over the world and develop solutions for water analytics and management, sustainable water and wastewater usage, and leakage detection.

10 Top Water Management Startups to Watch in 2023

Globally, startups are offering innovative and sustainable solutions for water management and conservation. Some solutions focus on smart water monitoring to manage water use and detect leaks. Meanwhile, multi-stakeholder water accounting tools provide alerts on water availability, demand in villages, and seasonal water budgets to assist farmers. Other startups offer machine learning-based tools and IoT-enabled systems to detect leaks, minimize revenue loss, and optimize water usage. Additionally, solutions for payments, wastewater treatment, and hot water recirculating systems are also in development. These startups are working towards addressing the challenges of water scarcity, leakage, and management in a sustainable and efficient manner.

KarioT enables Smart Water Management

Indian startup KarioT makes an internet of things (IoT)-based real-time water monitoring system for residential, commercial, and industrial sectors. It checks the consumption, flow, level, pressure, and quality of water and audits energy consumption. KarIoT’s system also identifies water consumption patterns and compares historical data to predict demand with AI-based data analytics. Further, it measures various water parameters like pH, total dissolved solids (TDS), biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), chemical oxygen demand (COD), and chlorine. Through smart monitoring, the startup prevents water exploitation and loss due to undetected leaks.

Aspire Water Solutions aids Water Leak Detection for Utilities

Australian startup Aspire Water Solutions creates a water metering technology to monitor water use and detect leaks in residential and public utility applications. The startup’s smart water app, Flowd, connects to existing hardware or other data-logging devices to monitor usage and detect water leaks. Aspire Water Solutions also installs noise loggers to monitor water usage in water utility networks and configures their app to report suspicious consumption patterns. In addition to detecting leaks, the app enables split billing and continuous monitoring, alerting on excess water usage and improving water conservation.

Ekatvam simplifies Water Accounting

Ekatvam is an Indian startup that offers MIDAS, a multi-stakeholder water accounting tool for farmers. It features a mobile dashboard that provides monthly alerts on water availability. It also offers alerts on demand in villages and seasonal water budgets to assist farming decisions. The tool’s web-based dashboard features automatic data triangulation from primary (manual data collection) and secondary (satellite images) data sources. The tool thus provides customized dashboards to various stakeholders and allows farmers to visualize the impact of water management practices through simulations.

WAI Technologies advances AI-based Water Management

WAI Technologies is an Egyptian startup that provides end-to-end smart water management. Its intelligent water management solution combines IoT and AI to monitor water utility pipeline operations in real-time. It also delivers incident alerts like early warnings on water pipeline issues and network pressure management. The solution leverages AI to analyze water networks using geographic information systems (GIS) and hydraulic models. Through this solution, utility operators are able to minimize the downtime of water services and reduce non-revenue water (NRW).

Elementric facilitates Water Leak Detection for Buildings

Swedish startup Elementric makes a solution to stop slow leaks in buildings. The startup’s patented mat covers a large area and features an integrated circuit board that communicates with the cloud upon detecting water. Moreover, it supports fully managed mesh networking through Zigbee for use in large buildings, even without an IoT network. The mat also features a high operational time and water sensitivity as well as fits under appliances and sinks. This solution allows property developers and owners to prevent water damage due to slow and undetected water leaks that build over time.




Stor Water enables Real-Time Water Quality Monitoring

US-based startup Stor Water develops machine learning-based tools for water leak detection. It utilizes real-time monitoring to generate water quality information, analyze consumption habits, and locate anomalies. Besides detecting leaks, the solution forecasts water demand, provides comparative reports, and ingests dispersed data repositories into one location. This way, Stor Water enables water supply networks to minimize revenue loss due to leaks, theft, and other NRW issues.

HydroDrip offers a Digital Wallet for Water Utilities

South African startup HydroDrip offers HydroWallet, a payment app for recurring water sales. It supports tap-and-pay technology and QR codes, as well as features different payment methods. The wallet app also provides consumers with rewards and loyalty bonuses through water companies based on their in-app activity. Moreover, it promotes water conservation by allowing users to sell their water for additional rewards to users who exceed their daily consumption threshold.

Dracoss advances Wastewater Recycling

Tunisian startup Dracoss manufactures a recycling system that combines wastewater treatment technology, IoT, and machine learning. The startup’s machine collects, cleans, and reuses water from washers, dryers, rain, and air conditioners. It also uses a photovoltaic (PV) unit with an integrated lithium battery to operate on renewable energy. Additionally, the machine analyzes water usage data to better manage and reduce water consumption. Dracoss’s machine thus allows homes and businesses to optimize water usage, detect leaks, and track water consumption.

WaiHome develops Passive Aerobic Treatment

WaiHome is a US-based startup that develops onsite wastewater treatment systems. The startup utilizes algal photobioreactors for passive wastewater treatment and reuse while also serving as an economical replacement for septic tanks. The startup’s plug-and-play treatment panel, Emerald Pilot, replaces and improves the performance of septic tanks. Besides, its tankless wastewater treatment system, Fullera Pilot, uses treatment panels and a composter. WaiHome’s technology thus helps reduce groundwater pollution and the degradation of coastal ecosystems caused by current wastewater systems.

Instant Hot Water Systems offers Hot Water Recirculation Systems

US-based startup Instant Hot Water Systems specializes in hot water recirculating systems that combine thermal sensing with existing plumbing and water heaters. The startup’s technology, LifeSync, is a battery-backed digital interval module that cycles heat pumps on and off at regular periods during waking hours. Besides, it minimizes water heater energy consumption and increases the lifespan of heat pumps. This allows homeowners to significantly conserve water.

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