EU Women Innovators Prize 2017

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

EU Women Innovators Prize 2017

Petra Wadström, founder of Solvatten is one of 9 finalists for the EU prize for women Innovators 2017. Discover the 9 finalists in the video for the EU prize for women Innovators 2017 and the 3 finalists for the new EU rising innovator awards. EU will be announcing the winners in March 2017.
The EU Prize for Women Innovators 2017 competition awards female entrepreneurs who have successfully brought an innovation to market.

London Times Featuring Solvatten in Special report

Friday, December 9, 2016

The future calls for fresh thinking about freshwater with businesses and governments collaborating to manage sustainable water use – and avoid a global crisis. We are excited that Solvatten is part of this special report.

Our additional comment to the many smart articles on water and sustainability in this publication is important: That people and business will always need to invest in high quality, smart design and aesthetic values because it is central for winning hearts. The same goes for people living in poverty. The decision makers and organisations that works to improve the lives of the poor needs to understand that aspirations are powerful motivators of behavior change. Just think about the clean and hot water that most people reading this usually takes for granted.

To special report

 

Petra Wadström – Woman of the Year 2015

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Solvatten Winner of Urban Poor UNFCCC

Friday, December 18, 2015

Swedish Solvatten has been awarded the prestigious “Momentum for Change Lighthouse Award” spearheaded by the UN Climate Change secretariat, UNFCCC. This award shines a light on game changing activities across the globe that are moving the world toward a sustainable, low-carbon future. Solvatten provides energy efficiency and safe water for the people most vulnerable to climate change.

We are very proud and excited to receive this UN validation and prestigious recognition. Together we can better the lives of millions of people around the world. Solvatten is like a toolbox that adresses all 17 Sustainable Development Goals and we already work in partnership with governments, organisations and business to increase the number of users.

— Petra Wadström, Founder, CEO and inventor of Solvatten.

Our award-winning project recognized by the UNFCC project was implemented in Kenya’s urban slums thanks to funding through the Nordic Climate Facility financed by the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) and administered by NEFCO. The project was implemented together with local partner the Institute of Environment and Water Management.

Key facts of the project

2,592 Solvatten systems hav e been distributed and sold in Kenya, benefitting 12,900 people in Nairobi’s urban slums.

22,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions have been reduced in Nairobi’s urban slums after four years of Solvatten use.

Almost 30,000 litres of water per Solvatten system have been treated since 2012.

More than 42,000 Solvatten systems are used daily by more than 200,000 people around the world.

Solvatten win UNFCCC lighthouse award

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Solvatten has been awarded the prestigious Momentum for Change Lighthouse award spearheaded by the UN Climate Change Secretariat. This award shines a light on game changing activities across the globe that are moving the world toward a sustainable, low-carbon future. Solvatten provides energy efficiency and safe water for the people most vulnerable to climate change.

We would particularly like to share this news with our Kenyan partners, as the climate finance project was implemented in Kibera, Nairobi.

This is a strong recognition of how through partnerships, we can empower people to be climate heroes and make a strong and positive impact on their people’s lives and on the planet we all share.

Find some facts about the project below.

Key facts of the project
·          2,592 Solvatten systems have been distributed and sold in Kibera, benefitting 12,900 people in Nairobi’s urban slums. Climate finance made it possible to deliver Solvatten to those who need it the most.
·          22,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions have been reduced in Nairobi’s urban slums after four years of Solvatten use
·          Almost 30,000 litres of water have been treated since 2012
·          More than 36,000 Solvatten systems are used daily by more than 200,000 people around the world

More about the award at and in the enclosed press release:

http://unfccc.int/secretariat/momentum_for_change/items/9265.php
http://www.solvatten.se/sv/2015/10/solvatten-win-unfccc-lighthouse-award/