The Bureau of Reclamation is launching a new prize competition to improve the model currently used to calculate the sediment transport rate in a river system. It is specifically looking for solutions to improve the execution speed of models that simulate river hydraulics, sediment erosion, transport, and deposition.
Up to $300,000 is available to win during this two-stage prize competition. Up to four awards totaling $150,000 will be available in Phase 1, with the winner receiving $65,000. In Phase 2, the competition winner will receive $85,000 and the runner-up $65,000.
Reclamation is partnering with the Federal Highway Administration Office of Innovation Implementation – Resource Center, NASA Tournament Lab and Freelancer on this prize competition. Please visit the Divide and Conquer Model Speed Challenge competition page to learn more about this competition.
Prize competitions spur innovation by engaging a non-traditional, problem-solver community. Reclamation complements traditional design research to target the most persistent science and technology challenges through prize competitions. It has awarded more than $4 million in prizes through 27 competitions in the past six years. Please visit Reclamation’s Water Prize Competition Center to learn more.