Enabling breakthrough innovations on small-scale and affordable water supply for humanitarian crises
The humanitarian water challenge
Water scarcity is identified as one of the biggest challenges of the 21st century. Of the world’s population of 7.4 billion, 780 million people, which means one out of ten, do not have access to basic drinking water, according to the United Nations, due to very serious pollution, salt and very long distances. In 2030, 47% of world population will be living in areas of high water stress. In low- and middle-income countries, 38% of health care facilities lack any water source, 19% do not have improved sanitation and 35% lack water and soap for handwashing.
Percentage of Population Without Reasonable Access to Safe Drinking Water
One of our innovations: the CED-technology produced by Boomym / Water Future BV
Our cooperative enables breakthrough innovations (from idea to market) on small-scale and affordable water supply. These innovations provide great prospects to develop into affordable solutions to provide freshwater to people in regions with limited access to clean water, but with availability of brackish/saline and polluted ground or surface water. As such, our innovations also contribute to addressing slow-onset disasters, such as drought and salinization, by increasing the resilience and self-sufficiency of individual households and farmers in terms of their water and food security.
See our innovation portfolio for more information about the products we are working on.
In April 2017, the Netherland Ministry of the Defense invited two engineers of The Hague Humanitarian Cooperative for Water to test the desalination device at a military facility in Mali. During these tests, the engineering team successfully proofed the performance of the device.