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Competition Period

Competition Launch

October 28, 2020

On October 28, 2020, More Water Less Concentrate launched. Between October 28, 2020, and March 3, 2020, you are invited to learn about the challenge and register.

Competition Period

Registration Deadline

March 3, 2021

Before submitting, participants must complete registration no later than Wednesday, March 3, 2021, at 5:00 PM Mountain.

Competition Period

Submission Deadline

March 31, 2021

Submissions will be accepted from registered participants for an additional four weeks after registration has closed. Submissions are due by Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at 5:00 PM Mountain.

Review Period

Administrative Review

April 1 – April 28, 2021

Over a period of several weeks, staff will review each submission to ensure that it complies with the submission requirements and rules.

Review Period

Evaluation Panel Review

April – May 2021

During this period, the Evaluation Panel members will score and comment on their assigned submissions using the scoring rubric.

Selection Period

Designation of Finalists

July 2021

Informed by the results of the Evaluation Panel, up to five Finalists will be selected and awarded $115,000 each to build their prototypes.



July 2021 – June 2022

Over the course of eleven months, Finalists will build their prototypes in preparation for a demonstration event at the Bureau of Reclamation.


Demonstration Event

Summer 2022

Up to three team members for each Finalist will attend a demonstration event at Reclamation’s Yuma Desalting Plant.


Winner Announced

Summer 2022

The Demonstration Event Panel will provide their final feedback which will inform the selection of the Winner who will receive a $150,000 award and an additional $100,000 may be awarded to other Finalists.