Swiss Water Power International SA
International Independent Operator Swiss Water Power International SA designs and builds “turnkey” installations for the production of drinking water and solar energy internationally. Swiss Water Power International SA is able to manage, under BOOT or DBFOMT contracts, the different steps related to the implementation of such projects: preliminary design, research and implementation of financing, detailed design, studies and detailed plans, construction and operation of facilities.
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- Business Type:
- Industry Type:
- Solar Power
- Market Focus:
- Internationally (various countries)
Swiss Water Power International SA undertakes to carry out these projects to the full satisfaction of its customers by prioritizing the most appropriate technologies, ensuring the quality of the equipment provided and the works realized, respecting deadlines as well as the contractual guarantees of the installations’ operation and performance.Social Responsibility
Swiss Water Power International SA favors the use of local labor and subcontracting to domestic companies for both construction and operation of facilities.
Swiss Water Power International SA also undertakes to train the personnel recruited to operate the facilities so that they have all the required skills.Compliance with national legislation
Swiss Water Power International SA is committed to respecting all the legislation in force in the countries where it operates, and in particular social, safety and environmental regulations.Occupational safety and health protection
Swiss Water Power International SA pays particular attention to the safety and health of locally recruited workers.
Whether during the construction or operation phase of installations, a representative of Swiss Water Power International SA constantly ensures compliance with the rules and standards for safety and health protection of workers both for its own employees and for the subcontractors’ employees.Environmental Protection
Swiss Water Power International SA plans the implementation of infrastructures with the greatest respect for the environment. When needed, Swiss Water Power International SA carries out landscaping of the sites on which it creates the plants. Swiss Water Power International SA also places particular emphasis on the good management of its construction waste and ensures its trace-ability.
An environmental impact study is carried out for each project.Strategy
Swiss Water Power International SA favors projects in public-private partnership such as BOOT or DBFOMT, which make it possible, among other things, to reduce the time required to carry out projects and thus to respond more quickly to the populations’ expectations regarding the supply of drinking water and electricity.
Swiss Water Power International SA uses proprietary technologies to significantly reduce plant turnaround times, in order to respond rapidly to the expectations of local populations.
Access to water and sanitation is a recognized human right and has been for long one of the key international development policies and goals (UNCESCR 2003, UNGA, 2010). By 2050, it is estimated that global demand for water will increase by 55%, mainly due to the increasing urbanization of developing countries (OECD, 2012a).
Currently about 2.1 billion people, 30% of the global population, have no access to piped drinking water. Every 90 seconds, a child dies due to lack of access to water. Every day, a total of 10,000 people die due to the lack of potable water or from diseases contracted through the use of unsuitable water.
4.5 billion People, or 60% of the global population, do not have safely managed sanitation services, according to a new joint report by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF.
Currently about 1.2 billion people have no access to an electricity supply. In sub-Saharan Africa, 630 million people (65% of the population) have no electricity and 800 million do not have their own cooking facilities. Progress on the African continent has remained minimal so far. Africa is therefore at the heart of Goal 7 of Agenda 2030, the World Bank notes.
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), hundreds of millions of people without electricity today will have access to in by 2030. But although nearly all the inhabitants of South Asia will benefit from this, some 600 million Africans will not have this opportunity because of the rapid population growth.
The concept consists of the installation of smart and autonomous fountains that ensure the continuous production of drinking water. This type of installation can meet the needs of a population of 10’000 people on the basis of a consumption of 20 liters per day per inhabitant.
The use of this smart water fountain requires the use of the “eCashWater” app, downloadable from App Store and Google Play. Payment for water is carried out in partnership with a mobile operator.
Consumers pay for drinking water via the partner mobile operator using the “eCashWater” app. After payment via the mobile operator, consumers receive a code on their mobile that allows them to draw from the fountain the amount of water purchased.
Each month “eWater for life” bills the mobile phone company for the amount of water used by smart fountains based on their contractual agreements.
Smart fountains are equipped with an integrated dedicated server that monitors the quantities of drinking water produced and sold.
Smart fountains remain the property of “eWater for life”.