Solving water infrastructure challenges in developing nations.
Asia is facing a unique water problem not experienced in the West. A by-product of the rapid development in Asia over the last 50 years or so is an expanding infrastructural divide between urban industrial centres and rural communities, with even urban areas lagging behind compared to energy and communications infrastructure.
The conventional school of thought in water treatment largely originates from Western technology providers that sprang out of the Industrial Revolution. Their solutions and mindsets carry forward the same approach applied in the industrialised nations of the West. Generally, this means large centralised treatment plants and complex distribution systems designed to run long distances.
These types of solutions work well in economic centres which are often industrial & urban environments, but fail when addressing the needs of smaller more spread out communities that may not be of such strong economic interest, thus making the cost of these types of systems prohibitively high and hard to justify for most governments and utilities providers.
In developing countries, even in seemingly modern urban centres water quality is often not up to WHO standards for human consumption due to poor distribution or unavailability of treated municipal water sources.
The problem for developing countries today is:
- The centralised approach is too expensive
- Existing solutions only provide short to mid term relief
- For long term results an infrastructure grade solution that parallels municipal solutions is required
- Without a long term fix lasting social benefits are impossible to achieve
Decentralised Water Infrastructure
- To get into areas conventional infrastructure cannot reach.
- Driving down costs and expanding reach into smaller communities.
- Traditional thinking in water treatment involves large centralised plants & industrial piping.
- Decentralisation: We are proposing an alternate model, small plants placed near the end user – A scalable system that operates as a distributed network.
- By bringing this micronised water treatment capability directly into locations where it is needed, we can greatly reduce distribution infrastructure – making it very cost effective.
- Innovating and creating new operating, monitoring and logistics solutions built upon new technology platforms such as blockchain, IoT and LoRa is helping us build a new vertically integrated platform.
- Simpler and faster implementations
- Compact and decentralised means lower cost of implementation
- Blockchain powered operations and management for security, auditability and transparency
- Commercially viable and immediately operable
Making it possible to reach smaller communities affordably.
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