The Canal Safety Challenge is a public competition focused on discovering solutions to improve public safety and reduce drownings in canals throughout the United States. and make egress from the canals easier or allow for safer rescue and recovery efforts. We are looking for innovative and cost-effective alternatives to fencing, messaging, or signage. Proposals that describe the sole use of fencing, ladders, buoys, signage, etc. as a solution are not eligible. Refer to the Technical Guidelines for additional details. The challenge asks individuals, teams, and organizations that meet the eligibility criteria to design and develop solutions to meet this need.