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Användningen av Solvatten bidrar till att uppfylla de 17 mål för hållbar utveckling som FN fattat beslut om.

Publicerat måndag 16 november 2015 kl: 20:00 Margaretha Sjögren
nov 2015

Solvatten har erhållit UNFCCC Light House Award

på grund av att Solvatten kan bidraga till att realisera FN:s agenda 2030 för global hållbar utveckling

This September, the United Nations is promoting a new sustainable development agenda by encouraging countries to adopt a set of global goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all.

No Poverty: Solvatten tackles some of the underlying factors that keep people in poverty. It improves health and productivity; it saves money and time, therefore it helps people lift themselves out of poverty.

No Hunger: Poor hygiene and lack of safe water play a big role in leading to and exacerbating malnutrion among children especially. Solvatten directly tackles water and hygiene related diseases, such as intestinal worms. The heated water makes the transition from breastmilk easier and less risky.

Good Health: Since Solvatten can reduce the incidence of diarrhoea and other waterborne diseases among users, and especially in children, many lives can be saved. Using Solvatten keeps the poverty related diseases away. Safe water and improved hygiene practices will reduce vulnerability to the major infectious diseases.

Quality Education: Good health makes time for school. So will easing the heavy load for children to provide the household with firewood and water from distant water sources. Globally 300-400 million days of schooling are missed because children have diarrhoea. 

Gender Equality: When parents in developing countries have insufficient money for school fees, they often send the boys to school, and not the girls. The time and money saved by replacing use of solid fuels  will provide time for income-generating activities and give more girls the opportunity to go to school. Women are saving up to 3 hours a day when using Solvatten. Less time spent on finding fuel in unsafe locations means less exposure and incidence of gender-based violence. 

Clean Water and Sanitation: Apart from being a technology that purifies water to the highest level of WHO guidelines for safe water, Solvatten also recognizes the importance of heated water for hygiene and health.

Renewable Energy: Solvatten runs on 100% green power, the sun.

Good Jobs and Economic Growth: Solvatten will provide time and opportunity for income-generating activities. Fewer sick days means fewer days without work and pay, while every extra year in school means higher income as an adult. Solvatten also provides its users with business opportunities, as it increases the quality of the goods (e.g. milk) or services (e.g hairstylists) they provide

Innovation and Infrastructure: Solvatten is an innovative technology bridging humanitarian aid and development while recognizing and utilizing the water-energy nexus, leading to resource efficiency.

Reduced Inequalities: Hot and cold water from a tap at home is a distant dream for more than a billion people. Equality means equal access to the basics that create a dignified life.

Sustainable Cities and Communities: Solvatten provides a sustainable clean energy and water solution that is environmentally friendly and carbon neutral, it provides for a safer and cleaner community. Being energy and water efficient, Solvatten eases the pressures that increasing urbanization puts on energy and fresh water supplies. It also makes urban communities less vulnerable to utility service cuts and water-related disasters.

Responsible Consumption: Solvatten improves water, energy, and time efficiency.

Climate Action: Over 800 million households worldwide currently use solid fuels. For every one of these households CO2 emissions could be reduced by 1 ton per year if they changed from heating/boiling with solid fuels to using Solvatten

Life Below Water: Through reducing CO2 emissions, Solvatten reduces ocean acidification which negatively impacts ocean ecosystems.

Life On Land: Since 2009, Solvatten has reduced the need to burn over 1,000 hectares of forest.

Peace and Justice: People have to coexist with very few resources which can lead to conflicts over water and fuelwood. Going solar with SOLVATTEN is helping to drive down conflict by reducing people’s need for fuel, water and helping to build healthier families and communities.

Partnerships for the Goals: Solvatten engages people, organisations and other companies throughout the world. This is creating awareness, practical action and business opportunities locally and internationally. We work through partnerships that span the private sector, the not-for-profit sector and academia. What's more, we do not work in developmental silos - but bridge health, energy, environment, economic and gender empowerment, disaster relief and development issues for a cross-sectoral approach.

 

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Solvatten vinner UNFCCC Lighthouse Award 2015.

Publicerat lördag 31 oktober 2015 kl: 11:00 Margaretha Sjögren
okt 2015

 

Av David Wadström

Solvatten vinner UNFCCC Lighthouse Award 2015

Solvatten AB - 2015-10-28 21:02 CET

Svenska Solvattens projekt i Kenya har tilldelats det prestigefyllda ”Momentum for Change Lighthouse Award” av FN:s klimatsekretariat UNFCCC. Denna utmärkelse lyfter fram internationella verksamheter som arbetar för en hållbar, koldioxidsnål framtid. Solvatten skapar energieffektivitet och bidrar med rent vatten till de människor som är mest utsatta för klimatförändringar. Solvatten uppfyller alla de 17 globala hållbarhetsmålen som FN har tagit fram.

- Vi är mycket stolta och glada över att få denna prestigefyllda utmärkelse av FN. Tillsammans kan vi förbättra livet för miljontals människor runt om i världen. Solvatten är som en verktygslåda med funktioner som motsvarar alla de 17 hållbara utvecklingsmålen. Vi arbetar dagligen med att öka antalet användare genom samarbete med regeringar, organisationer och företag världen över, säger Petra Wadström, grundare, VD och uppfinnare av Solvatten.

Solvattens prisbelönta projekt har genomförts i Kenyas slumområden med hjälp av Nordiska utvecklingsfonden samt finansieringshjälp av “Nordic Climate Facility” (http://www.ndf.fi/project/nordic-climate-facility-ncf). “Institute of Environment and Water Management“ (http://iewm.org/) har hjälpt till på lokal nivå för att implementera projektet.

Fakta om Solvattens projekt:

2 592 Solvattenrenare har distribuerats och sålts i Kenya

  • 12 900 personer i Nairobis slumområden har fått tillgång till rent och varmt vatten

  • Efter fyra års användning av Solvatten har 22 000 ton växthusgaser minskat i Nairobis slumområden

  • Ungefär 30 000 liter vatten per Solvattensrenare har värmts upp och renats sedan år 2012

  • Över 36 000 Solvattensrenare används dagligen av fler än 200 000 människor runt om i världen

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