Continuing regulation and legislation tightening.
Nearly every year brings with it ever tightening environmental controls, the rate at which they are ratified and brought into force is picking up pace due to global pressure and media coverage. Our products are perfectly placed in a huge market which is poised to grow rapidly over the coming years.
OFWAT separating and opening up the water markets for competition over the next 2 years
(if approved by the government).
This would allow us to enter the market by harvesting and purifying water; instead of purchasing it in bulk from a wholesaler. This would require investment in significant storage facilities/reservoir etc, but would cut the wholesalers out of the market, allowing us to collect, decontaminate, purify and supply.
Ratification of the IMO Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention.
The BWM Convention will enter into force on 8 September 2017.
This effectively forces ship owners to take far more responsibility for the transfer of invasive species, rules are designated based on the size and age of the vessel, but ultimately all will have no choice but to comply, this opens doors to both land based (dock side) and ship based systems where electrocoagulation has already begun to prove itself.
UN 17 sustainability goals.
Goal 6: Ensure access to water and sanitation for all.
Clean, accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in. There is sufficient fresh water on the planet to achieve this. But due to bad economics or poor infrastructure, every year millions of people, most of them children, die from diseases associated with inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene.
Water scarcity, poor water quality and inadequate sanitation negatively impact food security, livelihood choices and educational opportunities for poor families across the world. Drought afflicts some of the world’s poorest countries, worsening hunger and malnutrition.
By 2050, at least one in four people is likely to live in a country affected by chronic or recurring shortages of fresh water.
By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all
By 2030, achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations
By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimising release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally
By 2030, substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity and substantially reduce the number of people suffering from water scarcity
By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate
By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes
By 2030, expand international cooperation and capacity-building support to developing countries in water- and sanitation-related activities and programmes, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologies
Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management.
Global dwindling resource availability with only 1% available to drink and bleak environmental outlook.
Between 1900 and 1995, world demand for water multiplied by six, twice the rate of population growth over the same period. According to a recent analysis, the scarcity of water in localised areas will become the second most pressing concern in the 21st century (the first is population growth). At first sight, access to freshwater may seem to be a purely socio-economic issue - some people will have the water resources and/or the money to exploit them, others will not. But some applications of science - such as synthetic fertilisers, some industrial processes and intensive irrigation - are partly responsible for creating this imminent shortage. Other applications of science such as ours also offer some of the solutions but with Freshwater already a scarce resource which is unevenly distributed, availability will become an even more pressing issue in the coming decades.
Forever increasing and expanding customer base.
The population is expected to grow to 8.7 billion by 2025 - 2.6 billion more than in 1995, with so many people the waste and pollution will increase-exasperating an already dire situation with food security.
Global water demand: Baseline scenario, 2000 and 2050
First to market - Fresh product and service satisfying customers and the environment.
Our product kicks electrocoagulation into the digital age with self replenishing, fully automated systems capable of live network monitoring and control, 1950's electrochemistry future proofed for a generation or more.
Natural disasters and environmental incidents becoming more frequent.
As climate change takes a tighter grip of our planet as each year passes, the risk of a disaster increases dramatically, data suggests that these will only become more common place as the years pass, therefore providing a service to remediate the damage caused or provide clean water where there is none, will become increasingly important.
Drought and its effects on agriculture and society.
Food and water scarcity are becoming more prevalent throughout the world, as areas dry up they are forced to turn to technology like ours that can recycle the waste water and reduce the negative impact on the already fragile environment. The worst hit will be those across the dry belt of Africa and Asia, we aim to work with the relevant agencies to help alleviate the suffering by offering a level of water security.
Conflict and displacement
Continuous conflict and the mass displacement of people throughout the region are also triggering severe environmental impacts that are endangering the health of people. Heavy metals from explosive munitions and radiation from missiles have leached into the environment as a result of conflicts, these are target contaminants for electrocoagulation due to the results that can be achieved with both heavy metals and radioactive materials. The 2.97 million refugees in Lebanon, Jordan, Yemen and Iraq are placing an immense environmental burden on the region, producing about 1,440 tonnes of waste per day in 2015, overwhelming governments and increasing the risk of disease outbreaks, Our equipment will bring water and sanitation to areas of need without relying on there being a power supply to the area.