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NGOS AND WATERINNO­VA­TI­ON FORNEW FRAME OF MIND

NGOs are founded by heroes and doers who are striving for a world where humanity lives in balance with nature again - most of which are built by a single innovative and idealistic idea, finding like-minded, visionaries and professionals to work on ambitious projects helping our planet recover and regenerate for a better tomorrow. We would like to put a lens on NGOs which are helping to build a sustainable water circle and shine light on ways to live in harmony with nature’s resources. Find out more about NEUBAU EYEWEAR’s water filtration and sustainable manufacturing practises here and join the Sustainable Avantgarde.

CLEA­NING LAKES, RIVERS AND OCE­ANSPURIFICATION

If we take a clo­ser look at our water cycle it beco­mes more than clear that pol­lu­ti­on is one of the fore­mo­st dan­gers to our sen­si­ble bio-cos­mos. It is time for a world­wi­de clean-up, inno­va­ti­ve ide­as and solu­ti­ons help the process.

Pla­net Patrol

Pla­net Patrol is plan­ning clean-ups all over the world to bring com­mu­nities tog­e­ther, for peop­le who want to do their bit and have a litt­le adven­ture at the same time. The clean-ups can be inland or on water­ways. Every clean-up, whe­re was­te is seen, pho­to­gra­phed and shared and then clea­red away, hel­ps the envi­ron­ment. The Pla­net Patrol app is the first ever reli­able and free­ly avail­ab­le tool to iden­ti­fy glo­bal pol­lu­ti­on trends. It’s now used to log all lit­ter in a data­ba­se of real-time infor­ma­ti­on about pollution.

Ever­wa­ve

Ever­wa­ve tri­es to tack­le the pro­blem at the root: by try­ing to fil­ter was­te as it enters the water cycle and thus pre­vent it from being dis­tri­bu­t­ed in rivers and oce­ans. They are buil­ding acti­ve and pas­si­ve clean-up tech­no­lo­gies such as river plat­forms and gar­ba­ge collec­tion boats to effi­ci­ent­ly collect was­te and feed it back into a sus­tainab­le cycle.

WeWa­ter

WeWa­ter deve­lo­ped an inno­va­ti­ve water fil­ter tech­no­lo­gy that works without the use of electri­cal ener­gy and che­mi­cals and gua­ran­tees an extre­me­ly high degree of puri­ty. To do so, they inven­ted the AQQA­pla­te — a knob­bed pla­te coated on both sides with a mem­bra­ne. The water dif­fu­ses from the out­side into the fil­ter pla­te. Dirt and patho­gens stick to the outer mem­bra­ne lay­er. The puri­fied water runs to a cen­tral out­let insi­de of the pla­te. Their mis­si­on? WeWa­ter wants to pro­vi­de peop­le with an exis­ten­ti­al live­li­hood through clean drin­king water.

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CREA­TING UNKNOWN RECOUR­SESTREATMENT

Drought and water shor­ta­ge is a pro­blem around the glo­be alt­hough 71% of our pla­net con­sists of water. Inno­va­ti­ve orga­ni­sa­ti­ons are try­ing to trans­form the­se resour­ces into clean and drin­ka­ble water supplies.

Cloud­Fi­sher

Drin­king fog may sound like a fai­ry-tale, but rese­arch in Moroc­co made it a real life thing! The so-cal­led Cloud­Fi­sher can sup­ply peop­le with high-qua­li­ty drin­king water that meets WHO stan­dards and can also pro­vi­de water for agri­cul­tu­re and fores­try. How does it work? Wind dri­ves the fog into ver­ti­cal­ly sus­pen­ded nets. The dro­p­lets are caught in the 3D mesh and mer­ge into lar­ger drops, which then fall into the collec­ting trough below. From the­re the fog water is piped into a reservoir.

Giv­ePower

Tur­ning salt­wa­ter into drin­ka­ble fresh water? Huma­ni­ty long thought this was an impos­si­ble task, but rese­ar­chers all over the world are keen to sol­ve the pro­blem — becau­se fin­ding the key for trans­for­ma­ti­on could end the pro­blem of fresh water sup­ply fore­ver! The­re are several ide­as and tech­ni­ques cur­r­ent­ly being deve­lo­ped, but most of them use a lot of resour­ces and are extre­me­ly expen­si­ve in their pro­duc­tion. Giv­ePower howe­ver has found a way to con­vert salt water into drin­ka­ble fresh water by using solar power. Sounds too good to be true? They are alrea­dy ope­ra­ting their pro­jects in several coun­tries and their Solar Water Farm with advan­ced fil­tra­ti­on sys­tems and new solar-powe­red desa­li­na­ti­on tech­no­lo­gy is con­ver­ting sea and bra­ckish salt water into clean and healt­hy water. Each solar water farm pro­du­ces enough fresh drin­king water for 35,000 peop­le every sin­gle day. The Giv­ePower solar water farm pro­du­ces a high qua­li­ty of water over a lon­ger peri­od of time with no nega­ti­ve envi­ron­men­tal impact.

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LOO­SEN THE PLUGINFRASTRUCTURE

Mis­sing infra­st­ruc­tu­re and know-how is one of the key fac­tors to water shor­ta­ge and drought around the world. Tea­ching exper­ti­se in water dis­tri­bu­ti­on and buil­ding effec­ti­ve sys­tems may be the solu­ti­on to fair and sus­tainab­le water spread for the future.

Water for Good

Water for Good works with com­mu­nities to estab­lish sani­ta­ti­on best prac­ti­ces — they are empowe­ring peop­le to crea­te sus­tainab­le clean water access and impro­ving agri­cul­tu­re. They con­nect com­mu­nities with local­ly-owned water busi­nes­ses, sup­ply spa­re parts and government over­sight. To get a view on their impact they crea­ted an inter­ac­ti­ve live view via Goog­le Maps – it’s worth taking a look!

Care: Water+

CARE’s water stra­te­gy empowers peop­le to make decisi­ons about their own water and sani­ta­ti­on sys­tems and water manage­ment. From set­ting up rain­wa­ter har­ve­s­ting sys­tems to instal­ling new water moni­to­ring tech­no­lo­gies, they use both inno­va­ti­ve and time-tes­ted solu­ti­ons to con­ser­ve water in the face of unpre­dic­ta­ble and varied thre­ats. Their goal is to help chan­ge the ways governments do busi­ness on a local, muni­ci­pal and sta­te level, par­ti­cu­lar­ly for the most vul­nerable and mar­gi­na­li­zed populations.

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