FAQs

What data should I use for the Challenge?

In support of the Open and Transparent Water Data Act (AB 1755), teams are encouraged to explore the many Open Data resources available on the Challenge Data and Resources Page. At least one open data resource must be used to be considered for awards, and if any restricted-access data are leveraged for a project, teams should provide details to enable submission review and community engagement.

 

How many people typically work together on each project/team?

While we don’t restrict team sizes, and encourage collaboration broadly, typically projects are co-designed, developed, and submitted by a core team of 2-6 people. Individuals are welcome to submit projects as well. During the submission process, you will be asked to list the core project contributors to facilitate distribution of any awards. Beyond the core team members submitting the project, acknowledgements of mentors, collaborators, advisors, and resources used for a project are welcome.