Carol Elliot | Nov. 14, 2013 | Notre Dame News
In the wake of catastrophic natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina, the Tōhoku earthquake in Japan and the typhoon striking the Philippines, survivors quickly face a very urgent need: safe drinking water.
Often, the sources of clean water are destroyed, along with the technology, energy and transportation systems needed to bring in fresh supplies. How do responders deploy water purification technology anywhere in the world within days or even hours of a disaster?
This was the business problem posed by the University of Notre Dame MBA at the Mendoza College of Business and The Coca-Cola Company as part of a virtual case competition called the Notre Dame MBA Mini Deep-Dive Challenge. Launched in September, the annual contest recently awarded prizes to the top three proposals submitted by 665 registrants.