Non-profit organization OHorizons recently created an innovative BioSand Filter that can deliver clean water at 1/10th of the cost of traditional methods. The filter hinges upon an open-source Wood Mold that can be easily built by anyone using the construction manual, which is available for free online.
Ambient Water has launched its newest model, the AW800, to address bulk water needs in water scare regions. The AW800 is capable of generating up to 800 gallons of water per day for various uses including human consumption and agriculture. The AW800 is the newest model of Ambient Water’s commercial atmospheric water generator lineup and was built to maximize water generation while minimizing electrical power usage for optimal efficiency. The AW800 is a self-contained water generation and dispensing unit that is housed within a 20-foot ISO shipping container, allowing for easy transit and a rugged design to endure the environmental elements of any region.
For almost a quarter of a century, UN deputy secretary general Jan Eliasson has been an indefatigable champion of the right to water and sanitation for all
He reels off the statistics to show how far there is yet to go: “1.8 billion people worldwide drink contaminated water; 2.4 billion people lack improved sanitation. In poor countries, 90% of sewage is discharged untreated into rivers, lakes and coastal areas. An estimated 800 to 900 children under the age of five die every day from diarrhoeal diseases. “If we continue on our current path, the world may face a 40% shortfall in water availability by 2030.