In Depth Interview With Founder

IN DEPTH INTERVIEW  Petra Wadström – Founder of Solvatten It is a chilly morning in Stockholm. Here, from a small, very cosy office, Swedish microbiologist and artist, Petra Wadström (1952), skypes daily with NGOs and governments from all over the world. Petra is the inventor of a cutting-edge water treatment and heating system, which has […]

Women’s Forum in Rome focus on inequality

As a part of Italy´s G7 Group agenda, an international conference focusing on the role of women and sustainable development was held April 7th-8th. There were four thematic workgroups: • Investing in girls’ economic empowerment: closing the gender gap to foster growth • Women, health and science • Social inequalities and the future of democracy • Women […]

EU Women Innovators Prize 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 […]

Woman of the Year 2015!

Petra Wadström was awarded to Woman of the Year 2015 by women network SWEA International.  The jury states that Petras creativity and her philanthropical spirit makes her a shining example. Read more about it here:

Petra Wadstrom, Shamengo Pioneers in Paris

Shamengo, Newmanity and LH Forum invites international frontrunners in sustainability and other Shamengo Pioneers between 19 and 24 september 2013 in Paris. Petra Wadstrom, CEO Solvatten is attending a radio show covering Shamengo and the subjects of sustainability is being broadcasted to 46M people in West Africa. Read more here.

President Obama introduced to a life changing clean tech solution

During the course of his one day in Stockholm, Sweden President Obama visited the Royal Institute of Technology KTH to see the latest research in energy solutions, research and innovation. Inventor of Solvatten, Petra Wadström  was given the chance to present the unique Solvatten Solar Water System and how it is used to improve health, empower women […]

Axfood contributing to solar clean water project in Uganda

  Axfood,  one of the largest food retailers in Scandinavia is investing part of the money earned from the Company’s climate compensation in a solar-powered clean water project in Uganda. Some 1,000 families will gain access to clean water with the help of the Swedish invention Solvatten (”Solar water”). The project is also helping to reduce deforestation […]

Meet U&We+Solvatten at Zero Mission Forum

Welcome to lunch at the ZeroMission forum. Petra Wadström and the Solvatten team will explain how Solvatten can help to reduce carbon emission that brings multiple social benefits. 14th of November 12:00-14:00. Download invitation (Swedish) Stora Nygatan 45, Stockholm OSA latest 7th november to hej(at)

Solvatten: Purifying Water with Sunlight

A Swedish portable household water purifier makes unsafe water drinkable using solar energy. Solvatten can produce 22-33 liters of clean, drinkable water when exposed to two to six hours of sunlight. This specially designed container uses heat, UV light, and a built in filter to clean contaminated water.  Developed by Swedish microbiologist and artist Petra […]