By Nnamdi Odumody
According to the World Health Organization, more than 2 billion people around the world do not have access to adequate and safe sanitation services. In developing countries, 800 children die every day due to diarrhea diseases mostly from poor sanitation.
In Morocco, 15 million residents in 32,000 villages suffer from environmental pollution caused by the direct rejection of wastewater without any treatment causing pollution and diseases from bad water.
Green Watech, a Moroccan startup, wants to fix this friction with an ecofriendly innovative solution called ‘’Multisoil layering technology’’ which is based on water filtration using low cost and available materials such as soil, gravel and sawdust. Wastewater is collected from households and treated with its technology to produce high quality treated water that can be used in irrigation and other areas.
Its solution has a low investment cost, occupies a small area, is simple to operate by the local populace, and removes 90 percent of pollutants and pathogens. Also, it requires no energy for operation and has more than a 20-year lifespan.
Across the African continent, untreated wastewater is causing serious health risks for those who reside in slums and shanties. GreenWatech’s proprietary solution will help in transforming the untreated wastewater to usable cases.