Ichor’s innovation seeks to mitigate the impact of climate change on rural communities who rely on small water systems such as pumps for everyday and agricultural use. Ichor’s innovation, Geopika, monitors water systems in order to detect dysfunction. 

This low-cost system is designed to protect communities from damaged or failing water systems and ensure that communities have access to well-functioning water supplies. He notes that the secondary effects of improved water accessibility include sustainable agriculture and more time in education for children, especially girls, who often are tasked with water retrieval.