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Lake Victoria Circular Economy – Renewable Energy

The African continent has an enormous renewable energy potential which just began to be harnessed successfully. The adoption of innovative, affordable, and efficient renewable energy solutions will support Africa in achieving sustainable development growth and economic transformation.
Experience has shown that existing innovative solutions and technologies generated for developed markets need to be adapted and tailored to, the multi-faceted context of Africa. The goal is to bring not only economic but also environmental, social, and health benefits to the continent.
Our consortium has a solution to the ongoing water-energy-food nexus action, which would consider both urbanized and rural contexts in Africa, with the aim of answering 13 out of the 17 UN SDGs.

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Water Knowledge Europe 2021 – Spring Edition

Water Europe will host a series of free webinars that will offer you the chance to explore the openings offered.

Water Knowledge Europe Spring Edition will include:

  1. Water Knowledge Europe 2021 – The new Calls for Proposals of the Horizon Europe (HEU) R&I FP, DIGITAL EUROPE Programme, and LIFE 2021-2027 & Project Ideas Presentations – Tuesday, March 23
  2. Water Market Europe 2021– Digital Water and Cyber-security & MarketPlace – Presentations of market scenarios, challenges by Problem Owners and solutions from Technology Providers to foster the market outreach of innovations for a Water-Smart Europe – Wednesday, March 24
  3. Water Projects Europe 3rd edition – Water in the Circular Economy Policy development – Friday, March 26

See also our EVENT Page.

Harvesting and Collection of Water Hyacinth

At Lake Victoria, on the Kenyan side in Homa Bay County, water hyacinth covers some 3200 hectares. The annual production of water hyacinth is 300,000 kg per hectare, wet weight. These numbers translate to 960,000 tons of water hyacinth per year or

  • 4,800 tons of water hyacinth to be harvested per day (assuming 200 working days per year).
    16 hectares of water hyacinth harvested per day
  • The water hyacinth harvesting technology is available mainly from China, Australia, and European SMEs. 

A review of the technology shows that the harvesters’ capacities depend on the harvesting boat’s speed (m/s), the width of the harvesting equipment (m), and the depth of harvesting.

Models like the water hyacinth harvesting machine DF-GC85 can harvest, cut, collect, store, and offload water hyacinth. The harvester uses sophisticated hydraulic technology. It consists of a collection arm, conveyor belt, and a mechanism for lifting the water hyacinth to transport boats or storage tanks. 

A harvester can handle 2.5 hectares per hour, and the harvest must be stored in barges and transported to the shore for storage near the processing plant. 

Let’s assume that the harvested water hyacinth has a moisture content of 94 %. The harvester is capable of reducing this to a moisture content of 75 %. This way, the production per hectares shrinks from 300,000 kg to 48,000 kg, and the output of the harvester above will be 120 tons per hour. Two barges with a capacity of 240 tons are needed to store the water hyacinth. Each should have the ability to process 240 tons; this means that after every 4 hours, they would pull the two barges to the shore.

Einen guten Rutsch ins Jahr 2021 wünscht Ihnen das gesamte Team von European Global Water Forum! The entire European Global Water Forum’s team wishes you a happy new year eve! Toute l’équipe de European Global Water Forum vous souhaite de bonne fêtes de la Saint-Sylvestre et beaucoup d’eau de Source au réveillon du jour de l’An !


United Nations Ban Ki-moon on today’s World Statistics Day

The water of Life CEO, Johannes Pfaffenhuemer Ph.D., recalls former Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon on today’s World Statistics Day: „To work together to ensure that the necessary investments are made, adequate technical capacity is built, new data sources are explored and innovative processes are applied to give all countries the comprehensive information systems they need to achieve sustainable development.” The water of Life works in Europe and worldwide towards new logistics delivering systems for its fresh and sustainable drinking water premium products.

Quellen im Schwerpunkt!

Mit welchen Quellen werden Sie sich im Schwerpunkt beschäftigen? Sind es besondere Wässer, die Sie interessieren? Artesische Quellwässer?

Den wichtigsten Schwerpunkt bilden natürlich die lebendigen Wässer, auch als artesische Wässer bezeichnet – alleine in OÖ. existieren über 150 hl. Bründl, im gesamten Alpenraum gibt es mehrere hunderte hl. Bründl. Das artesische Wasser, das diesen Quellen entspringt hat kleine Cluster und kurze Molekülketten und damit eine sehr hohe Zellverfügbarkeit.

Read more “Quellen im Schwerpunkt!”

Global Water Forum EGWF e.V., Dr. Johannes Pfaffenhuemer, Ufer 19, 4982 Kirchdorf am Inn -Austria