New York City tap water is world-renowned for its quality and New York Harbor is the cleanest it’s been in 100 years
We want to keep it that way.
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) seeks to be a world class water and wastewater utility, while building a sustainable future for all New Yorkers.
Climate change has created new challenges for water and wastewater utilities across the country. The Environmental Tech Lab will identify innovative solutions to address complex DEP priorities.
Solving critical challenges
Each year, the Environmental Tech Lab invites applicants to solve two challenges facing water and wastewater utilities and the broader sustainability ecosystem.
Cutting the red tape
The Environmental Tech Lab is a collaboration between the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the New York City Partnership Foundation, the nonprofit affiliate of Partnership Fund for New York City.
We provide companies with expedited paths to testing, expert feedback, access to key decision makers from DEP, and an accelerated go/no-go decision. Companies with exceptional use cases will be selected for a yearlong pilot with the agency.