Cologny, 13 August 2022 (TDI): Uplink, a digital crowd-engagement platform, and Hindustan Computers Limited Technologies (HCL) have formed a new partnership to address the world’s water crisis.
HCL is an Indian multinational information technology services and consulting company. The world is facing a serious water crisis across the regions.
Water security is a concern of every state whether it’s a First World or Third world Country. Water security is much more than a lack of physical resources.
The world’s first plant-based water💧
Are you an ‘aquapreneur’? UpLink and HCL have launched a new collaboration to tackle the global water crisis.
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As defined by Grey and Sadoff (2007), it is “the availability of an acceptable quantity and quality of water for health, livelihoods, ecosystems, and production, coupled with an acceptable level of water-related risks to people, environments, and economies.”
According to the statistics, the world’s population may exceed 8.5 billion by 2030, which is a threat to water resources.
Heavy rainwater gets dumped into the sea in the form of floods. Currently, 80% of all global wastewater flows untreated back into the environment.
Uplink and HCL Collaboration
In order to work for the security of water, Uplink and HCl have collaborated and launched Aquapreneur Innovation Initiative. This will help improve the world’s freshwater systems.
This five-year partnership includes a $15 million investment program to drive HCL’s impact plan, which aims to accelerate freshwater innovation.
Further, these companies will harvest pure drinking water from plants, fruits, and vegetables, which will help in the production of a large amount of water.
When companies use these plants, veggies, and fruits to get juice, a large amount of water remains in their waste, and Botanical Water Technologies (BWT) captures, filters, and purifies this condensate to create the world’s first plant-based water.
This Technology is being used by Australia since 2014 to preserve water. In addition, California’s Central Valley is using the same process to harvest water from tomatoes.
According to the statistic, globally up to 3 trillion liters of drinkable water can be get from this process every year. BWT aims to provide clean drinking water to 100 million of the world’s most vulnerable people by 2025.