The recent impact of the hurricanes in the Carribean require a coordinated response. Water is not only life, it’s the key to any development, to secure stability, to enable growth, to provide independence, to develop sustainably. Elemental Water Makers is proud to be involved with emergency relief and rebuilding to provide access to fresh water through desalination. For these situations, we have compact, plug and play, easy to use desalination units that can generate sufficient potable water using a generator for locations cut-off from main water and energy supply. Water is essential, we are available to help out.
We are happy to share that the solar energy driven desalination installation on the British Virgin Islands has made it through the storm without significant damage, thanks to procedures in place to remove the solar panels for these circumstances. Fortunately, our other island installations were not affected by the hurricanes.
One of our clients of an island lodge in Mozambique was kind enough to provide us with his experience switching to one of our solutions, which you can read at our Reference-page in the Projects section:
Previously, we were sailing a dhow to the mainland with a 5000-liter water tank. The crew had to walk 300 meters up and down with a petrol pump on their heads to fill the boat tank from the beach header tank. After sailing back, we would have to link the boat at high tide to the pipe that fills the water storage tanks on our island. This was hugely time-consuming, made worse by the 3.5m tide variation we have. Safety was also an issue in bad weather, that could overturn the dhow, which made us unable to load water at all in bad weather. This made water a constant issue that impacted on our construction. Not anymore it ain’t. We are delighted with the desalination solution, it has rocked our world completely.
Kevin Record, Founder and Owner Mogundula Island
On the other side of the world, we have been busy developing potable water supply desalination stations for the Philippines. This populated archipelago suffers from limited rural access to safe drinking water and in many municipalities, the water from the tap is non-potable, forcing people to rely on expensive bottled water from unsustainable and unreliable sources. We are working on securing fresh water for the Philippines today, without limiting tomorrow. Higher quality, lower priced and without negative impact.
Another social note is the Foundation that we have been working on with the goal to enable safe and affordable fresh water on a global scale through projects that provide water using desalination driven by renewable energy for people that face water scarcity. The Elemental Water Foundation
is a fact and its website is currently under construction, soon to be launched to increase impact.
We had the honour to receive 4 mayors from Cape Verde in The Netherlands. One thing they all have in common: each municipality has locations that face water shortages and cope with high water tariffs. We’re grateful to have received the opportunity to present our solution. We are also proud that the newspaper A Nacao wrote an inspiring article (Portuguese) regarding our current project in Cape Verde, which you can find in our Facebook feed.
There is so much more we are working on, exiting projects that are in the pipeline and platforms that we can share our story on. Make sure to subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date. Make sure to consider your water footprint and join us in solving fresh water scarcity, using only the sea, sun, earth and wind.