SPO of Islamabad Chooses Rainmaker Technology to Provide Safe Drinking Water for Multiple Sites in Pakistan
December 18, 2017
PETERBOROUGH, CANADA – Rainmaker Worldwide Inc. announces that it has partnered with Strengthening Participatory Organization (SPO) a national not-for-profit organization headquartered in Islamabad, Pakistan to bring safe drinking water to thirsty and marginalized communities in the neediest areas of the country. To pilot the technology, SPO has identified areas in Sind namely Tharparkar, Sujawal, Thatta, Badin, Malir, Jamshoro, Tando Muhammaad Khan, and the area of Abbottabad namely Dubran, Kholrian, Bandi Phulan and Bhattian. A new potential site in Gawadar, Balochistan, will also be included for discussions with Rainmaker.
Per the terms of this agreement, SPO will facilitate the identification of National and International organizations to participate in this program.
Based on current projections, the first implementations and fresh water delivery would take place Q3, 2018. After field studies by Rainmaker and SPO, both Water-to-Water and Air-to-Water units were selected for implementation. Each Water-to-Water machine will provide up to 150,000 liters of drinking water per day, while each Air-to-Water machine will deliver up to 20,000 liters per day. All will be powered by a combination of wind and solar to provide the most energy-efficient and cost-effective solutions for delivering affordable water.
Dire water crisis projections demand action today
Recently, the Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) delivered a grave warning: if the government does not take action, the country will face severe water stress by 2025. Severe water scarcity is already having a negative impact on the country’s public health and the economy.
Media reports indicate that in many cases, traditional tube wells are failing, leaving some communities vulnerable without local sources of clean water.
Sustainable solutions for long-term water problems
Saleem Malik, CEO of Strengthening Participatory Organization said, “SPO has been working with communities in over 75 districts in all four provinces to promote access to basic services and facilities. We are helping solve the crisis in water shortages and reduce the high costs when drinking water does become available. After thorough evaluation, we are confident that Rainmaker technology will provide much-needed, consistent supplies of safe drinking water to these communities. We are also pleased that Rainmaker uses clean energy sources to deliver affordable water.” Michael O’Connor, CEO of Rainmaker Worldwide said, “We thank SPO for choosing Rainmaker technology and we will work closely with the entire SPO team to solve Pakistan’s pressing water needs. We look forward to a long-term relationship with SPO and collaborating on many future projects.”
About Rainmaker Worldwide Inc. Rainmaker Worldwide Inc. (OTC:RAKR) is headquartered in Peterborough, Canada, with an innovation and manufacturing center in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Our patented water technology provides economical drinking water at scale wherever it’s needed. Rainmaker builds two types of energy-efficient, fresh water-producing technologies:
1. Air-to-Water, which harvests fresh water from the air
2. Water-to-Water, which transforms seawater or polluted water into drinking water