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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Israeli Solar Desalination Process Cuts Energy Costs by 90%

Israeli ​startup ​TSD (Tethys ​Solar ​Desalination)​ plans to ​revolutionize ​the process ​with a low-cost,​ off-grid, ​scalable, and ​environmentally ​friendly module ​technology ​using only the ​power of the ​sun. 

The most ​common method ​of reverse ​osmosis using ​membranes is ​costly, energy-​intensive, high-​maintenance, ​and environmentally ​problematic. It ​is best suited ​to mega-scale ​plants built on ​large tracts of ​high-value land ​near the ocean ​and consumes ​enormous ​amounts of ​electricity ​generated from ​fossil fuels. ​Then, the ​treated water ​has to be piped ​great distances ​to farms, ​industries, and ​households. ​ (more)

Monday, December 12, 2016

Shrinking glaciers cause state-of-emergency drought in Bolivia

The government of Bolivia, a landlocked country in the heart of South America, has been forced to declare a state of emergency as it faces its worst drought for at least 25 years.

Much of the water supply to La Paz, the highest capital city in the world, and the neighbouring El Alto, Bolivia’s second largest city, comes from the glaciers in the surrounding Andean mountains.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Give a Little -- Change Lives

Help support our "La Mazateca" cookstove builders

After a year of development, our Generation 2 cookstove is almost ready to implement.

Your support now will allow us to get this new design in the field sooner.

Your donation directly supports our cookstove building program in Oaxaca and Chiapas, Mexico. That "makes greatness possible" and improves livelihoods for these indigenous, rainforest families and communities.


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Researchers find "sweet" solution to kill E. coli in drinking water

Paper strips laced with sugar could be the sweetest solution so far, literally, to kill E. coli in contaminated water. York University researcher Sushanta Mitra says the "DipTreat" discovery will be key to developing a new generation of inexpensive and portable water treatment devices, with human health benefits in Canada and around the world.(more)

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

World Water Day - March 22

Water for Humans commends the vital link between water and forests recognized at this UN website for World Water Day.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Gen2 stove development update

I know it's been a while, so I thought it was about time to let you know what we have been up to the past month or so.

Over the past few weeks I have met with several machine shops, pattern makers and casting outfits.  I started with lead that Charlie (Board Chairman) has to a CNC machine shop "GearWorks" in George Town (South Seattle).  It turned out Roland could not help us directly, but connected me to the casting company just behind his shop. The casting company then connected me to Steven Gary who is an expert in designing and machining molds.  From this meeting we came up with several design changes (I knew there would be once we spoke with the experts in mold making).  The bummer is we needed a design to show them to get their feedback and suggestions.  Like all engineering projects they take time and several modifications along the way to get what one wants and needs.  Gary has great ideas to help us redesign the parts and tools that will make them easier to build  and cheaper. :)

So now we are back to improving the design.  As part of this process we are trying to get the "SolidWorks" CAD software company to donate or discount several licenses so we can get all of our engineers using the same software platform.

Our goal is to be ready to build 50 Gen2 stoves in Chiapas by the end of the year.  This will be a tight schedule, but I think we can pull it off.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

New Sodium-Ion Desalination

Sodium-Ion ​Desalination: A ​New Method to ​Remove Salt ​from Water ​Using Battery ​Materials

The ​technology that ​charges ​batteries for ​electronic ​devices could ​provide fresh ​water from ​salty seas, ​says a new ​study by ​University of ​Illinois ​engineers. ​Electricity ​running through ​a salt water-​filled battery ​draws the salt ​ions out of the ​water. ​-more-