Aquatic Informatics’ Software Donation Program
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Background

Aquatic Informatics (AI) is the world’s largest water-focused software company with four brands (AQUARIUS, WaterTrax, Linko and Tokay) concentrating specifically on water data management, providing solutions to more than 1,000 customers across 60 countries. Aquatic Informatics is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, with subsidiaries in the United States and Australia.

As a Certified B Corporation, we’re recognized for setting exceptional standards for social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. B Corporations strive to use business as a force for good. AI is guided by our mission and purpose to improve the environment, to conduct business in a fair way, and to be a high growth company. We embody that by balancing our 3P’s: Planet, People, and Prosperity in our business daily and our decision-making. We donate software. We volunteer. We have fun. We unquestionably support our people in times of need. Beyond helping organizations around the world to better manage and draw insight from a rapidly expanding volume, velocity, and variety of data, we also support staff volunteering for environmental causes in our communities with compensated time and we donate software and company resources to support critical research and to help impoverished communities globally.

Call for Applications

Our purpose is to protect life with timely water information. We embody our purpose in the work we do and the solutions we provide to help our customers protect and positively impact their communities every day. There are many great organizations in the world who are aligned with our purpose, but lack the means necessary to achieve their own purpose and fulfill their mission. This program is designed to help bridge that gap, while providing Aquatic Informatics the opportunity to make a meaningful, positive impact in the communities served by those organizations. We aim to foster meaningful collaboration that empowers our collective pursuit of water protection and conservation.

Aquatic Informatics proudly announces our first open call for applications to Ripple Effect—our software donation program. The theme for this call for applications will be:

Monitoring for Sustainable Watershed Management by Indigenous Communities

Aquatic Informatics will award an organization who is working to assist Indigenous communities through water quality and flow monitoring projects to ensure healthy water systems and sustainable water use.

How It Works

Eligible organizations are invited to apply to participate in the program through this application process. Applications will be independently and externally reviewed by a panel of your peers (our existing customers) through a competitive process.

The selected awardee will receive a subscription to our AQUARIUS Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering. AI will fund and manage our AQUARIUS software solutions in the cloud, and AI employees will volunteer their time to support this initiative and get the successful awardee up and running on AQUARIUS.

Eligibility

Organization must conduct work in area(s) relevant to the aforementioned theme.

Preference will be given to those applicants who make their data publicly available.

Organization must be willing to share its work through a case study, trade publication, or webinar developed in conjunction with AI’s Marketing Team within six months of project go-live.

Must be a non-profit organization. Some examples include:

In the US, must be a 501(c)(3) organization or in partnership with a 501(c)(3) organization.

In Canada, must be a registered charity or non-profit organization

In Australia, must be a not-for-profit organization

Application Process

There is no official application form. Applications should contain no more than five (5) pages of text, written in English, including any figures or tables (but not including the application cover page or non-profit letter). Out of respect for our environment, we require that proposals be submitted electronically to ripple@aquaticinformatics.com by the deadline.

The application must include the following information, at a minimum:

Application cover page.

Statement of the purpose, mission, or charter of the group.

Copy of official non-profit organization status.

Scope of work and project’s impact, goals, and clearly-defined objectives, including items such as:

The anticipated socio-economic importance of the work to Indigenous communities.

Brief description of the type of monitoring and analysis to be conducted.

Identification of other groups to be worked with on the project (if applicable).

Plan for disseminating results of work and recommended protection/restoration action to the appropriate stakeholders.

Proposed schedule and budget (including reporting of any major funding sources).

Other than the page limit, there are no requirements for formatting of the application.

Responsibilities of the Awardee

A photo from the awardee along with a brief quote on how the donation has benefited the organization or its stakeholders is appreciated for use by AI for purposes of highlighting projects we have supported through our program.

Create a final project report describing the goals of the project, the activities undertaken to achieve goals and objectives, difficulties encountered, work products, and project impacts. The final project report is to be completed within one (1) year after the award.

Recipients agree to be featured in news articles about their projects, written and submitted to the media by AI.

Recipients agree to work with AI to publish their work and present their work at conferences, in trade publications, peer-reviewed journals, publicly available agency/institution reports, or grey literature.

Recipients agree to provide AI with a copy of any final publication(s) resulting from this award.

Contact Information & Application Submittal

Ripple Effect – AI Software Donation Program
Attention: Randy Romero
1111 W Georgia St #2400
Vancouver, BC V6E 4M3, Canada
+1.604.630.3711
ripple@aquaticinformatics.com