LAUREATES OF “PRECIOUS WATER!”

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May 21 · 3 min read

The FAMAE foundation has unveiled on Saturday 18 May at Viva Technology six laureates of “PRECIOUS WATER!”, the world’s largest innovation competition dedicated to water with €2 000 000 endowment.

The Award Ceremony took place with Eric Philippon, founder of the FAMAE foundation, the distinguished jury members and partners.

The Challenge has the objective to support brilliant projects to preserve water, make it cleaner and accessible to everyone, all over the world.

“Precious Water!” is a success with 3 000 candidates from 120 countries!

THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY PRIZE : NUFILTRATION

Reuse of artificial kidneys, that have been used for dialysis, to filter the water.After a mandatory step of total disinfection, it will become a high performing and affordable filter to make drinking water, but also for use in agriculture and industry.

THE INNOVATION PRIZE : MASCARA

The world’s first reverse osmosis desalination system powered with solar photovoltaic technology, to provide access to drinking water.

THE WOMEN & WATER PRIZE : “WALKING ON WATER”

Movie with the NGO Amman Imman. The combination of drilling a well, an agroforestry project by the NGO Amman Imman (Ariane Kirtley) and the production of a film with the actress Aïssa Maïga, by the producers of “MARCH OF PENGUINS”. The film will explore the issue of access to water through the story of a young girl living there.

THE INTERNATIONAL WATER ASSOCIATION PRIZE : HYDRAO

Shower, smart and sustainable. Shower head allowing users, thanks to an ingenious system, to limit water consumption in the shower.

THE SPARKNEWS PRIZE : FONTO DE VIVO

Low-tech hand pump for filtering water in humanitarian emergencies to provide drinking water to the population.

THE ANTROPIA ESSEC — GSVC PRIZE : BLUE TAP

Automatic low-tech chlorine injector that promotes access to drinking water in urban areas, for low incomes, by disinfecting water in the housing level.


Thanks a lot to all our partners !!

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We are an independent family foundation that supports innovation in the field of environnement. The foundation organizes every year an International Challenge.