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Friday, March 18, 2016

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Friday, March 11, 2016

Mayim Water Project - creating sustainable water solutions for Central Africa

Mayim Water Project - creating sustainable water solutions for Central Africa

March 11, 2016- Vancouver BC, Point Roberts WA- Investorideas.com, a digital global news source covering leading sectors including renewable energy and water, reports on the Mayim Water Project, creating sustainable water solutions for Central Africa – Sub region, as World Water Day approaches.

This year’s theme for World Water Day #Worldwaterday, being held March 22, 2016 is Better water, better jobs.

The Mayim water project represents a business and investment opportunity, while ensuring better water quality to a large population currently spending too much for water. The 2014 World Bank data estimates a total population in the DRC of 74.87 million and 12 million living in Kinshasa, the capital city.  With the average family spending between: $45 to $70 a month for drinking water, Mayim is planning on offering a better and more affordable solution.

Mayim water distribution system was established in 2014 as Esobecorp water management program. Founder, Mr Jeremie  Katunda, tells us that ,” Unlike most of Southern African countries facing water crisis, scarcity and drought due to climate change, the Central Africa sub region enjoying plenty of freshwater with constant rains, but water crisis in this area is mainly the consequence of lack of adequate water infrastructure and maintenance policy.”

He points out that “The major challenge facing the sub region in relation to water management is the lack of a leading model and coordination among authorities, stemming from an unclear definition of roles and responsibilities.”

Mayim’s primary products include 750 ml still water bottles and 1 000 litres still water in intermediate bulk containers (IBC).The IBC can be attached to supply a household piping system or just a kitchen faucet.  Esobecorp’s services also include water resource management and project management.

Jeremie has big ambitions for market penetration in cities like Kinshasa for Mayim and also notes, “ Sub-saharan Africa water demand is projected to rise by at least 3 per cent annually until the year 2020, a rate about equal to the region's population growth rate. “

For more info on his company or contacting him: http://www.esobecorp.com/

By: D Van Zant – Investorideas.com

“I connected with Jeremie on Linkedin.com and though this was an interesting water story “

World Water Day is an international observance and an opportunity to learn more about water related issues, be inspired to tell others and take action to make a difference. World Water Day dates back to the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development where an international observance for water was recommended. The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating 22 March 1993 as the first World Water Day. It has been held annually since then. Each year, UN-Water — the entity that coordinates the UN’s work on water and sanitation — sets a theme for World Water Day corresponding to a current or future challenge. The engagement campaign is coordinated by one or several of the UN-Water Members with a related mandate.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Video Release: Globe2016 in Vancouver Session; Water Integrity - Infrastructure & Innovation

“Canada is sleepwalking into an uncertain future” - Howard Wheater, Director of the Global Institute for Water Security at the University of Saskatchewan

March 8, 2016 - Vancouver BC, Point Roberts WA - Investorideas.com, a digital global news source covering leading sectors including renewable energy and water, reports on the recently held GLOBE 2016 Conference & Innovation Expo (#Globe2016), held in Vancouver last week.

Leaders from around the world gathered to discuss key topics in sustainability, including water. In this panel session, “Water Integrity: Infrastructure & Innovation”, water scarcity and water security were discussed.

Climate change, pollution, the way land is managed and drinking water problems all demonstrate a host of issues here in water-rich Canada.

Howard Wheater, Director of the Global Institute for Water Security at the University of Saskatchewan, told the audience that “the Canadian Government recently reported it will be spending $1 billion a year on floods and droughts. Globally, we may have 6 billion people in water scarce areas in just a few decades time. Most Canadians think that applies to rest of the world but is not an issue here because we have lots of water.”  

He also points out the degradation of water quality across Canada. With all the challenges, he also pointed out that smarter technologies for land and water management could provide solutions.

“When it comes to assuming responsibility,” he says “the Federal Government does not take strong responsibility for managing the water; it lies with provinces and they have mixed levels of capability.”

He also went on to say “Canada is the canary in the coal mine for global warming. We are seeing some of the world’s most rapid rates of warming.” 

Karen Bakker, a Professor and Canada Research Chair at the University of British Columbia said, “One of the truths about water issues is that they are global in scale but they are locally expressed.”

She narrows in on one region as an example; the Peace-Athabasca Delta. The Peace-Athabasca Delta, located in northeast Alberta, is the largest freshwater inland river delta in North America. “Not far from there is major hydraulic fracturing activity and not far from that, one of BC’s largest wind farm projects and also in this area, one of the sources of major-proposed LNG pipelines. When you look at this, you get a sense of the water nexus. In one of Northern Canada’s most important food producing regions, you have intense competition for water; water for energy, food, drinking - and water for nature.”




Water Integrity: Infrastructure & Innovation Panel Session
This session brings a solutions-oriented outlook on water security trends to ensure access to water and catalyze economic growth. Join leading experts to learn how investment, emerging models of delegated water governance, innovation and technology deployment are scaling solutions and addressing water scarcity.  Take away key insights on how cross-sector partnerships create opportunities for sustainable business and effectively conserve, manage and distribute this vital resource.

Topic Speakers:
Lindsay Bass is Head of the US Corporate Water Stewardship Initiative for the World Wildlife Fund. The initiative leverages private sector partnerships to conserve water resources and freshwater ecosystems.

Karen Bakker is a Professor and Canada Research Chair at the University of British Columbia, where she is the Director of the Program on Water Governance (www.watergovernance.ca). The mandate of the program is to spur policy innovation in water governance. Her team has worked in over a dozen countries on four continents.

John Coburn - Managing Director, XPV Water Partners & Director, FilterBoxx Water & Environmental Corp. John has over 40 years’ experience of leading, operating and investing in water and wastewater companies.

Howard Wheater - Director, Global Institute for Water Security. Professor Wheater holds the positions of Canada Excellence Research Chair in Water Security and Director, Global Institute for Water Security at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, and Distinguished Research Fellow and Emeritus Professor of Hydrology at Imperial College, London, United Kingdom (UK). Global Institute for Water Security: www.usask.ca/water

About GLOBE 2016 Conference & Innovation Expo: http://www.globeseries.com/
GLOBE 2016 Conference & Innovation Expo (GLOBE 2016), is the next GLOBE event within the iconic GLOBE Series, North America’s largest and longest-running Conference and Exposition series dedicated to business innovation for the planet. A world-leading sustainability GLOBE Conference coupled with an exciting GLOBE Innovation Exposition, GLOBE™ is about relationship building to fuel your business. It’s about thinking outside the box. It’s where leaders come to devise winning strategies to conserve resources, ignite innovation, and develop ideas and partnerships that help them be more resilient, more efficient, and reduce risk.

Taking place every two years in Vancouver, Canada, GLOBE draws the ‘best and brightest’ of the international sustainable business community, making it an unsurpassed forum for learning and networking.

With an exciting vibe and an international flair, GLOBE is not only the undisputed thought leader worldwide, it’s where future markets are shaped, and public policy is fostered. It’s where innovators come and launch new ideas. Where Corporate America finds solutions. It is where you can begin lasting, high quality relationships that will enhance your business long into the future.

For 2016, we’ve sharpened our scope, strengthened our leadership team, and doubled down on our commitment to doing more of what GLOBE does best: Catalyzing collaborations between “unusual suspects” both on and off the stage.

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