A project of AQUA Pearls For You and Planet Blue Foundation*
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Affordable, smart water for everyone, everywhere.
Together, we can make the world a bit better – sip by sip. Become part of our mission!
HOW IT WORKS
AQUA PERALS FOUNDATION*
BWT DISTANCE AWARD
SUSTAINABLE WATER SYSTEMS
With any donation you can make a difference.
Support b.waterMISSION, a project of AQUA Pearls For You and Planet Blue Foundation*. With this project, we have set ourselves the goal of building wells in mainly rural areas of Gambia and Tanzania, thereby ensuring the access to clean drinking water.
With b.waterMISSION, the basis for the sustainable and reliable implementation is already set. Now it is our (joint) task to build as many taps as possible.
Sustainable water systems
With any donation you can make a difference.
Our targets for the building of taps:
Creating awareness, that water – the elixir of life – is of VALUE.
Ensuring sustainable operation via online monitoring and on-site maintenance:
- Construction of several thousand taps in the next few years
- Access to safe and clean drinking water
- Ensuring, that nobody has to walk further than 150 m to the next tapping point
“Before the tap was only open at 9am to 12pm and in the evening also 5-6pm. It was so difficult for us, honestly. It’s so perfect now, because anytime you need water you can get it, even at midnight.”
How it works
The b.waterMISSION tap is an intelligent water dispenser which ensures, that the operation is technically monitored. All income can be tracked, controlled, and used transparently by private organizations or authorities to be able to pay for the ongoing maintenance of the systems.
Payment via mobile phone and NFC technology
The villagers can use their mobile phone to purchase a b.waterMISSION credit, which is saved on the b.waterMISSION tag. With remote prepayment, traceable water credits can be sent to the taps by authorities, the local villagers, but also by donors all around the world.
The b.waterMISSION technology even works in rural areas with poor data connections, as low-bandwidth mobile connection is used. In remote areas, the NFC technology enables the consumers to load the credit directly on the tag and therewith source water from the tap.
The use of the Internet of Things (IoT) and NFC technology make it possible, to save the b.waterMISSION credit on the b.waterMISSION tag. The amount of water used is deducted from the credit on the tag. By scanning the tag on the fountain, the water comes out of the tap. The income guarantees the sustainable operation and maintenance of the taps. All data regarding water consumption and the status of the taps are monitored by live tracking of the entire tap system.
Real- time data and statistics
The b.waterMISSION taps directly communicate with a cloud-based analysis software, which continuously provides data about the water system in real time. The software records all transactions in a central database for transparent reporting. Due to this technical remote monitoring, operational and performance problems of each individual tap can be identified quickly. Low flow rates and malfunctions are detected and enable the operations and maintenance teams to act quickly.
With any donation, you can make a difference.
b.waterMISSION is a project to support the sustainable access to water in Africa.
Benefits of clean water:
- Improvement of the general health of the population, especially in rural areas
- Children can go to school instead of carrying water over long distances
Benefits of a sustainable water system:
- Less waste of water and access to the taps 24/7
- Short distance to the taps
Become a b.waterMISSION partner NOW!
Together we can make the difference and change the world sip by sip.
Donate to AQUA Pearls – For You and Planet Blue
IBAN: AT76 3432 2000 0004 0261 | BIC: RZOOAT2L322
Build a b.waterMISSION tap with BWT:
- 3.500€ financed by You
- 3.500€ financed by BWT
- BWT guarantees the funding for every b.waterMISSION tap (incl. prefinancing)
Donate water for the local people:
- With 5€ per year, one African can be supplied with safe and clean drinking water
As a donor, you have the following options:
- You are personally named on the b.waterMISSION tap
- You have access to the data, in order to have a look at the water consumption and the sustainability data
About AQUA Pearls Foundation*
W* AQA Pearls – For You and Planet Blue.
A private charitable, non-profit foundation by BWT.
The AQUA Pearls For You and Planet Blue Foundation* supports the project b.waterMISSION for sustainable taps and water supply in Africa.
- Established in December 2016 by BWT in accordance with the provisions of the Austrian Private Foundation Act
- Annually: Audit and confirmation via Audit Report
- Improving the access to clean drinking water around the world
- Fighting against poverty, particularly against the lack of clean drinking water
- Promoting sustainability, especially the economic use of water resources
- Protecting the environment, especially the water cycles, and threatened species
Why donate to AQUA Pearls Foundation*?
- 100% of all donations are invested in the projects
- No administrative expenses
- Donations to the AQUA Pearls Foundation* are tax-deductible in Austria
BWT Distance Award
Meter by meter – drop by drop – let’s change the world together!
As part of the BWT Distance Award, every meter jumped in all individual competitions in the current season counts. One tap is built every 18,000 meters.