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Energy and water at Stockholm Water Week

The theme of this year’s Stockholm Water Week is energy and water. Energy and water scarcity are often interrelated issues that require a cross sector approach – SOLVATTEN has proven highly effective at bridging this gap. The development sector frequently assumes that fulfilling people’s water needs is simply about providing drinking water. In reality, such…

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Highly protective water treatment

SOLVATTEN belongs to an exceptionally small group of water treatment systems that can treat bacteria, viruses and parasites at highly protective levels. Chlorine and most filters for instance cannot reach the highly protective level set in WHO guidelines for safe drinking water.SOLVATTEN offers protection for soil-transmitted helminthsParasitic and intestinal worms affect billions of people worldwide….

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Cholera prevention with UNICEF

In Uganda, it is a common sight to see women and children taking water from polluted rivers and lakes. Contaminated wells are another common water resource and, due to this lack of options, people often fall ill. People have been advised to boil water before use, but very few do it consistently. It is costly,…

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Campaigning for Safe water in Turkana

  Thanks to a generous grant from the Erling Persson Family Foundation, SOLVATTEN has launched a safe water campaign for Kakuma. Erling Persson was the founder of H&M and today Stefan Persson, his son, is the chairman of the family’s philanthropic foundation. The Turkana campaign aims to reach more than 100,000 people and is being…

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London tropo

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Neglected Tropical Diseases are a group of diseases which affect billions of individuals worldwide, most of which are amongst the poorest and most vulnerable and live in areas with inadequate water and sanitation. The lack of such facilities not only imposes an immense burden on those individuals directly, but also provides a breeding ground for…

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Reducing need for charcoal with solar is a good investment

WASH specialist from OXFAM on SOLVATTEN

The international NGO OXFAM has made a trial of Solvatten in the desert land of the Turkana, one of the poorest regions in Kenya. A WASH specialist from OXFAM, has provided us with two fascinating case stories about how Solvatten has transformed the lives of its users.

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Solvatten field report from Tacloban

In November 2013 Typhoon Yolanda hit the Philippines with record wind speed. A sea sludge, about 3-4 meters high was brought in with the wind that destroyed almost everything in its way. Tacloban, a city with about 400 000 residents was one of the regions that got worst hit. Today, four months later, Tacloban is…

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SOLVATTEN IN TYPHOON-HIT PHILIPPINES

Think about giving birth in a place where the storm of a century has hit, with no safe water, no electricity and no light. Gone are the conveniences of modern living at time when it is most needed. This is the reality of many mothers and infants in the Phillipines today. As water infrastructure has…

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WORLD WIDE RECOGNITION

The international ”Energy Globe Award” has selected Solvatten as one of the top water initiatives in the world. The projects were selected by the Energy Globe Jury from over 1000 submissions. The primary objective of the Foundation is to create a higher level of awareness all over the world concerning the necessity of using resources…

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SOLVATTEN IN TURKANA, KENYA

The international NGO OXFAM has made trials of Solvatten in the desert land of the Turkana, one of the poorest regions in Kenya. John Erupe, WASH specialist from OXFAM, has provided us with two fascinating case stories about how Solvatten has transformed the lives of its users. Read the story of Jane Akatapan. The NGO, LWF World Service…

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