Why we exist
From its founding in 2002, Aqua-Aero Watersystems BV has been working on delivering unique, sustainable solutions for water and sanitation. In doing so, we were rewarded with the World Bank Development Marketplace Price in 2006 and were nominated for a number of other Prices.
Our focus is to deliver real, viable and smart products that bring substantial benefits for people in developing countries. We do not donate products (or water) because our products are of high quality representing true value for which people are willing to pay. We think free delivery of water is not sustainable which is the reason we are not supporting such a solution.
Proof of excellence
More importantly, we are one of the few Dutch companies providing really innovative, simple, unique and effective solutions for water and sanitation issues in developing countries.
Innovations in water technology
Examples of our product innovations in water:
- water storage is done using strong concrete and expensive tanks. AAWS re-invented the storage issue using a foil sheet plastic sheet tank (RainCAP) that is more flexible, durable and does not rupture upon ground settlements. Further is less costly that than the existing concrete tanks;
- sweet water purification using solar driven UV systems has become main stream since AAWS introduce its UV WaterBox system: an easy to handle, low cost device that both filters out impurities and kills dangerous E-coli and coliform bacteria;
- salt water purification solar power. In 2003 AAWS developed the WaterPyramid for that reason. At present we are testing a purification system using a combination of Revers Osmosis, solar power and smart valve & pumping techniques so that the recovery rates are improved with up to 30%.
Innovations in sanitation technology
Since the quality of water is closely related to the issue of hygiene and sanitation from 2011 we also developed a number of unique products in this field: we initiated a new concept increasing food security for farmers through the delivery of high grade compost. The innovative issue here is that we transform human excrement in 100% hygienic compost . The compost is directly used to improve the crop yields and reduce the need to buy/apply artificial fertilizer significantly.
In order to reach a sustainably embedding of our we support our clients with local business modelling and involve local entrepreneurs. This is not just a model delivered by consultants having no idea of real life problems. AAWS is applying and refining these models in our own ventures that we are partnering in in countries such as Indonesia, India, Senegal and Kenya.
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