SAN FRANCISCO — Imagine H2O announced the launch of its Infrastructure Challenge program, the nonprofit organization’s sixth annual Business Innovations Program, stated the release.

The Challenge will identify and support innovative water businesses that present scalable solutions enhancing water and wastewater infrastructure, resulting in measurable savings or environmental impacts, stated the release.

The release reported that to date, Imagine H20’s portfolio represents one in every six investment dollars in early stage water companies and more than 350 startups from 15 countries have participated in the nonprofit’s program.

Participating water startups will compete for cash awards and in-kind services, as well as admission to Imagine H2O’s Accelerator Program, where they will receive mentorship from sector experts and introductions to investors, strategic partners and end users, continued the release.

The Infrastructure Challenge will also connect the winning companies with utilities from Imagine H2O’s network of water utilities and agencies currently serving more than 25 million people in major metropolitan areas throughout the U.S., noted the release.

You can find the release here.