Elemental Water Makers

Elemental Water Makers

Elemental Water Makers
Private Sector The Hague, The Netherlands Project Team Size: 4 Status: Ongoing

Already today, two thirds of the world population face water shortages. This means 4 billion people that are affected by the shortage of water. As a result of increasing fresh water scarcity and the limited availability and negative consequences of fossil fuels, Elemental Water Makers was founded in 2012 as a spin-off of the University of Technology Delft in the Netherlands.
The company develops solutions to ensure fresh water today without limiting tomorrow by desalinating sea water using solar energy. Elemental Water Makers is determined to solve fresh water scarcity, using only the sea, sun, earth & wind
With technological proof, Elemental Water Makers has searched for regions and beneficiaries which could gain most from this solution. Regions relying on desalination with high electricity prices or currently lacking access to sustainable fresh water resources were identified as potential beneficiaries. This boiled down to rural coastal regions and islands, specifically small island developing states (SIDs).
Potential end-users of the system are communities, municipalities, resorts and private islands. Elemental Water Makers has successfully designed and installed 10+ fresh water solutions across 7 different countries due to the efforts of its team (3 full time employees). In 2017, the company received the 1st prize of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Water Award, out of 138 organizations active in the field of desalination.

Do you know coastal locations that face droughts and water scarcity?
Join us in solving fresh water scarcity, using only the sea, sun, earth & wind.

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Project team members under 35: 4


Posted on

January 28, 2019