Natiomem project: Renewable energy brings water to all
More than a billion people in developing countries have no access to safe drinking water. Population growth, pollution and over-exploitation have all contributed to water scarcity. An EU-funded project is working on developing a solution: a simple, low-cost, user-friendly water purification system which converts contaminated water into quality drinking water using renewable energy without any chemicals.
A journalist from the EU Neighbourhood Info Centre visited the project, and sends us this report. This is part of a series of features on projects funded by the EU’s Regional Programme, prepared by journalists and photographers on the ground or the EU Neighbourhood Info Centre.
NATIOMEM was co-funded by the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Commission under grant agreement No. 245513.
The project proposes to alleviate people’s suffering from water scarcity by developing novel technology for treating contaminated surface and waste water, so that it will be potable.
Natiomem - Contact Project Coordinator: Gerald Heinicke, DHI Agern Alle 5, DK-2970 Hørsholm, Denmark / Scientific Director for water treatment Gert Holm Kristensen, DHI Agern Alle 5, DK-2970 Hørsholm, Denmark / Scientific Director for coating and characterization Rudi Avni
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Phone: +45 4516 9268
|Source of information||ENPI Info Centre|
|Keyword(s)||EU-INCO-MED, FP7, Natiomem, water scarcity, safe drinking water, water purification system, renewable energy|
|Subject(s)||ANALYSIS AND TESTS , CHARACTERISTICAL PARAMETERS OF WATERS AND SLUDGES , DRINKING WATER , DRINKING WATER AND SANITATION : COMMON PROCESSES OF PURIFICATION AND TREATMENT , ENERGY , HEALTH - HYGIENE - PATHOGENIC MICROORGANISM , HYDRAULICS - HYDROLOGY , INDUSTRY , INFRASTRUCTURES , MEASUREMENTS AND INSTRUMENTATION , METHTODOLOGY - STATISTICS - DECISION AID , PREVENTION AND NUISANCES POLLUTION , RIGHT , RISKS AND CLIMATOLOGY , SANITATION -STRICT PURIFICATION PROCESSES , SLUDGES , TOOL TERMS , TOURISM - SPORT - HOBBIES , WATER DEMAND , WATER QUALITY|