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Sustain­able water systems

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With any dona­tion you can make a differ­ence.

We invite you to invest together with us in b.water, a project of AQA Pearls For You and Planet Blue*, deliv­ering sustain­able water systems to 10 villages in Gambia. An inno­v­a­tive busi­ness model to improve market access to clean water, reducing the cost of deliv­ering services and providing a small commer­cial return. b.water has been laying the ground­work for instal­la­tions in rural loca­tions to deliver sustain­able, account­able and maintable water systems. The growth and commer­cial success of b.water's programmes result in signif­i­cant social bene­fits for the evolving global water market serving low income commu­ni­ties. In order to help these commu­ni­ties we want to set up as many dispensers as possible. One dispenser costs approx­i­mately € 7000.

How it works

The b.water dispenser is a pre-payment smart tap that ensures all revenue is tracked and account­able and trans­par­ently used by private organ­i­sa­tions or govern­ments to pay for main­te­nance of systems. 
The b.water dispenser is imple­mented with the tech­nology of eWaterPay Limited, UK.

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BWT and b.water in the Gambia

B.WATER DISPENSERS, MOBILE MONEY AND NFC TECH­NOLOGY

Water consumers can purchase b.water credit via Mobile Money, which is then stored in the b.water Tag. Mobile money purchases can be sent to water dispensers via Amazon Web Services MQTT and arrives in minutes. Through remote pre-payment, govern­ment organ­i­sa­tions, dias­pora and inter­na­tional donors are able to purchase and send track­able water credit to dispensers at schools and health clinics. eWater tech­nology works in the most rural areas with poor data connec­tivity, using super low band­width mobile connec­tions. In rural, offline loca­tions NFC tech­nology enables consumers to purchase credit directly on to their tag and still collect water from a dispenser.
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B.WATER DISPENSER

Harnessing Internet of Things (IoT) and NFC tech­nology b.water dispensers allow for water to be collected with an b.water tag, deducting credit as water flows. This simple gesture records the trans­ac­tion, extracts a minimal payment and starts the water flowing. Revenue gener­ated from this simple tap-and-pay method is then used for sustain­able oper­a­tions and main­te­nance. All water usage and dispenser health data is collected through live moni­toring of the entire water system.
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LIVE DATA MONITORING AND ANALYTICS

b.water dispensers commu­ni­cate seam­lessly with our unique cloud-based analytics soft­ware providing stake­holders and water oper­a­tors with real time data on their water system. b.waterPay soft­ware captures all trans­ac­tions on a private centralised local ledger for trans­parent finan­cial reporting. Our soft­ware enables customis­able usage reporting based on each water system and indi­vidual water dispensers.
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B.WATER­CARE

b.water­Care is a remote tech­nical moni­toring soft­ware service that iden­ti­fies a number of oper­a­tional and perfor­mance issues in water systems. The soft­ware detects low flow rates, faults and dispenser health to enabling a rapid response from oper­a­tions and main­te­nance teams. Oper­a­tions and main­te­nance teams are sent SMS messages when faults are iden­ti­fied or imme­diate inves­ti­ga­tion is required.
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MAINTENANCE

Data collected from b.water dispensers are used to ensure the avail­ability of water systems to give local commu­ni­ties 24/7 access to water. Engi­neers complete jobs and send simple commands to a dispenser from a basic mobile phone to diag­nose faults. Once a dispenser is fixed, engi­neers can complete mobile service logs to ensure contin­uous improve­ment of water systems quickly.
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b.​water

A project of AQA Pearls For You and Planet Blue.*
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Our next goals:

  • Total Water Infrastructure Project Investment: € 299.203
  • Number of villages: 10
  • Number of water dispensers: 146
  • People Served: 26,500
  • Consumer spend per year: € 2.70
  • Litres of water purchased per person per year: 3,650 litres of water
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b.​water in the Gambia

More than 60 percent of Gambia‘s 1.7 million resi­dents live in poverty, with more than one-​third below the United Nations poverty line of $1.25 per day.

b.water has been installing sustain­able water systems into The Gambia since 2016 and with your support we can continue to provide afford­able, account­able water 24 hours 7 days a week for those commu­ni­ties who need it most.

"I can trust what I drink now is not going to make me sick and water is there for me anytime."
Ida Minteh, Female Villages Jalambereh
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Water usage data via b.water in The Gambia

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AQA Pearls For You and Planet Blue.

IBAN: AT76 3432 2000 0004 0261 | BIC: RZOOAT2L322

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* AQA Pearls For You and Planet Blue. non-profit private foundation: Established in 2016 by BWT Aktiengesellschaft in accordance with the provisions of the Private Foundation Act.
BWT Distance Award
BWT Distance Award

BWT Distance Award

Meter by meter - drop by drop - let's change the world together!

The BWT Distance Award counts all distances (meters) of the current season achieved in the competition jumps and in the individual competitions. Every 18.000 meters a well is built for the inhabitants of Gambia.

To the current score
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