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Nonprofits Join Hands With Investment Firm to Tackle Water Issues

Barrons.com/penta | March 25, 2019

In honor of the United Nations World Water Day on March 22, two U.S. nonprofit organizations and a Swedish private investment firm announced their second annual “Urban Water Challenge,” which, with up to US$1 million in pilot funding, will empower entrepreneurs to deploy innovative water technologies globally.

The companies involved include 11th Hour Racing, a nonprofit that’s part of the Schmidt Family Foundation, founded by Eric Schmidt, former executive chairman of Google, and his wife, Wendy; San Francisco, Calif.-based nonprofit Imagine H2O; and Bluewater, part of Stockholm-based global investment company Blue.

Water technology companies: Seven start-ups bringing tech to the tap

Compelo | March 22, 2019

Water technology companies are increasing access to water, monitoring leaks and enabling communities to identify contamination in the supply before it becomes a catastrophe.

In the United States alone, the average household wastes a trillion gallons of water each year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency – but a new wave of technology companies are trying to fix a statistic that should cause concern.

Sustainability takes a giant leap forward in the SA Film Industry with Bluewater Trailers

Screen Africa | March 19, 2019

Film Afrika, one of South Africa’s leading television and film production and servicing companies, is pioneering the move towards environmental sustainability by using Bluewater Trailers on the set of Raised By Wolves, TNT’s highly-anticipated serialised sci-fi series from master storyteller and filmmaker Ridley Scott (The Martian, Blade Runner, Alien: Covenant), which marks his television directorial debut. The series is currently in production in the Western Cape.

The Bluewater Trailers are keeping the 400-strong crew hydrated through the peak of the South African summer, and – since December – have already eliminated the use of almost 50 000 single-use plastic water bottles on set. Throughout the duration of the production it’s estimated that the Bluewater Trailers could reduce single-use plastic waste by up to 581 818 bottles, while significantly lowering the drinking water cost to the production company.

Denver startup FloWater attempting to reinvent the water cooler, minus the plastic bottle

The Denver Post | March 18, 2019

Make room Deep Rock and Eldorado Natural Spring Water. FloWater, a Denver startup, is pushing to get its fill in a thirsty U.S. market expected to reach 6.8 million water coolers by next year.

Modern water coolers have moved far beyond stands holding big plastic jugs that make odd noises as air bubbles move through them. Skip the gossip, today’s coolers are intricately designed machines producing purified and tasty water.

INNOVATIVE WATERPOD LAUNCHED AS AFRICA’S FIRST AFFORDABLE DRINKING WATER REFILL STATION

The Fox Magazine | March 12, 2019

Bluewater, a world leader in water purification technologies and solutions, today announced the launch by South African partner I-Drop Water of an advanced self-service drinking water refill station called ‘Waterpod’.

The result of almost four years of product development, testing and data gathered from across the length and breadth of Africa, Waterpod is the brainchild of I-Drop Water that has innovated a completely new way for affordable drinking water refills to be sold in retail environments across Africa and beyond.

Plastic bottles can’t be the only replacement for contaminated drinking water

Fast Company | March 10, 2019

The water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan, began in 2014 and persists to this day–and for many, was a wake-up call to the degraded state of public water infrastructure in the United States. As many as 12,000 children were exposed to lead, which will contribute to health issues throughout their lives.

IN FOCUS: Bluewater PRO 400 Water Purification System

Catering Insight USA | March 4, 2019

The Bluewater PRO 400 Water Purification System by Bluewater USA has been named as one of The National Restaurant Association’s top 25 Kitchen Innovations for 2019.

Winning recipients will have addressed operator concerns covering labor, inventory management, cleanliness, energy and water efficiency, food safety, sanitation, cross-functionality and space-saving measures.

Film Sustainability takes a leap forward

TheCallSheet.com | March 1, 2019

Sustainability takes a giant leap in the SA Film Industry with Bluewater Trailers.

Film Afrika, one of South Africa’s leading television and film production and servicing companies, is pioneering the move towards environmental sustainability by using Bluewater Trailers on the set of Raised by Wolves.

BLUE TAKES AIM AT GETTING CLEAN DRINKING WATER TO THE 300 MILLION AFRICANS WHO DON’T HAVE IT

Grit Daily | March 1, 2019

I turned on the faucet today and clean water spewed from the tap.

But not everyone has that luxury — especially 300 million Africans who rely on a series of filters and bottled goods to get clean water. More than a handful of companies have aimed to address the clean water supply on the second most-populated continent. One company, Blue, offers “Waterpods” that equip retail stores with a mini version of a water kiosk. Now their ‘wares are in over 100 stores across half a dozen countries.

Microplastic pollution ‘number one threat’ to humankind

Environment Journal | February 20, 2019

Microplastic pollution may be having a profound impact on people’s hormones, affecting blood pressure, fertility, immune systems and causing multiple diseases including cancer.

The public has become more aware of the damage caused when plastic is dumped in the world’s oceans, especially when it breaks down into microplastic particles, and a new report called ‘The Global Plastic Calamity’, commissioned by sustainable water company Bluewater, highlights how these microplastics release thousands of hormone-disrupting chemicals.