Today (March 22) is World Water Day. A day officially designated by the United Nations General Assembly to raise awareness and tackle the water crisis being faced by over 663 million people living without a safe supply close to home. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, launched in 2015, include a target to ensure everyone has access to safe water by 2030, making water a key issue in the fight to eradicate extreme poverty.
Our nominated charity is Water Aid UK. For every completed client feedback survey we receive we make a donation to the Water Aid cause.
As part of our corporate responsibility program we have recently launched a sustainability themed film night held once a month in our seminar room. The most recent screening was the documentary “Billions in Change”.
The documentary is about a billionaire businessman, Manoj Bhargava, pledging 99% of his $4 billion net worth to improving the well-being of the World's less fortunate. To do this he is developing and implementing solutions to the most pressing global problems in the areas of water, energy and healthcare.
To tackle the World’s water crisis, Manoj and his team have developed a desalination and water purification machine called Rain Maker. By mimicking the way the sun evaporates seawater into rain clouds, the machine uses a distillation process to turn any type of saltwater or polluted water into clean water suitable for drinking, agriculture, and industrial uses. One machine the size of a washing machine can make 3800 litres per hour.
Rain Maker is currently in the testing phase and will shortly begin pilot projects in 2017. We look forward to following the progress of this pioneering project as it should help to play a vital role in tackling the water crisis.
To learn more about the Billions in Change programme and the Rain Maker visit: www.billionsinchange.com/solutions/rain-maker/
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