The biggest potential opportunity in the water market is undoubtedly the need to extend safe and convenient water services to all. According to the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for the Millennium Development Goals, 3 billion people have a water service that is intermittent, non-potable or both.
One way to increase access to a reliable 24/7 potable water service is to locate the water treatment systems closer to the consumer through decentralization. These smaller, packaged plants are more flexible and sustainable than traditional large water treatment plants which are extremely capital intensive, time-consuming and require extensive distribution networks. Decentralized water treatment systems require less energy and enable off-grid operation on alternative energy sources, like solar.
Localized Water Services’, Nanophotic-Enabled Solar Membrane Distillation technology combined with its intelligent water system platform, Waterkeys®, empowers local communities to generate a reliable, low cost and environmentally friendly water supply.