Last year, Google awarded $5 million to Black founders across the country. Since then, they’ve pursued their visions and built their businesses. For Seyi and Jamail, cofounders of Varuna in Austin, TX, that’s meant fighting for cleaner water. Their platform provides cities and towns with Google AI-powered alerts, recommendations and predictions to reduce inefficiencies and violations in their water management operations. With a series of connected sensors in the distribution systems, Varuna reduces the number of times technicians need to collect water samples to lab test for quality issues. Google Maps Platform provides the “where” to the what and the why of water quality contamination issues, while Google Cloud gives users a way to access this information whenever they need it—all essential for adopting a proactive, preventive approach to water treatment.