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World Water Day

March 22nd, as always, marks World Water Day.

It’s a time for us all to stop and recognize the fact that many people on this planet do not have access to clean water, or a sanitation option to clean the water they do have access to.

“World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about taking action to tackle the water crisis. Today, there are over 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home, spending countless hours queuing or trekking to distant sources, and coping with the health impacts of using contaminated water.”

This year’s theme is focused on waste water. It’s time for all of us to roll up our sleeves and find ways for the human race to stop wasting the water we have and, furthermore, find new and innovative ways to treat the water we do waste.

“Instead of wasting wastewater, we need to reduce and reuse it. In our homes, we can reuse greywater on our gardens and plots. In our cities, we can treat and reuse wastewater for green spaces. In industry and agriculture, we can treat and recycle discharge for things like cooling systems and irrigation.

By exploiting this valuable resource, we will make the water cycle work better for every living thing. And we will help achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 6 target to halve the proportion of untreated wastewater and increase water recycling and safe reuse.”

Our sanitation system treats urine electrochemically to be used for hand washing as well watering plants or crops.

It’s a proverbial drop in a bucket. But each drop counts. Especially with a crisis this big.

Our partners are also heavily engaged on World Water Day! Here’s a great video from one of our partner at CEPT University:

We encourage all of you to read up on World Water Day buy visiting:  worldwaterday.org .

Prototype Update, 16 December 2016

Solid System Update

In the video below, our very own Stef Teleski takes us on walk through of the current system setup that we have, to deal with solid waste.

In it, she covers the system as a whole, the addition of springs to the scraper on the heat plate, as well recent modifications that have made our solid waste treatment more efficient.

Have a look:

We Can’t Wait…

worldtoiletday

Today the globe recognizes November 19th as World Toilet Day. Our entire project and its team stand with rest of the global community in working to find a solution to the world’s sanitation problem.

2.4 billion people still do not have access to adequate sanitation.

1 billion people still practice open defecation.

It’s not enough to sit passively and continue to watch this problem persist. That is why our toilet project and others like ours are endeavoring to finish this global issue once and for all. We want to close the sanitation gap. We want to provide every human being with a safe and clean place to relieve themselves with dignity.

We can’t sit back and watch the lack of proper sanitation in the world promote illness, poor health, and malnutrition. We can’t stand by and witness women and girls being assaulted or held back societally just because they don’t have a private and safe place to go to the bathroom.

We can’t wait! We must do better to meet the demand and supply for safe urban sanitation.

She and he are why we need to do better. Now!

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