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EGIC Offices at KG10

Afternoon Tea with Petra Wadström from Solvatten

IWIB special guest and speaker will be Solvatten's Petra Wadström - a microbiologist, artist, and the inventor of a cutting-edge water treatment and heating system. Petra has managed to harness the power of sunlight in order to purify and heat water and has won multiple international awards.

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Afternoon Tea with Petra Wadström from Solvatten
Afternoon Tea with Petra Wadström from Solvatten

Time & Location

Aug 24, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM GMT+2

EGIC Offices at KG10, Kungsgatan 8, 111 43 Stockholm, Sweden

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About the event

Join IWIB as we celebrate and highlight Solvatten.

Everything starts with clean water -  Solvatten is a social enterprise based in Sweden, and has one mission: To provide people living in developing countries with safe and hot water in a portable, environmentally-friendly way.

Our IWIB special guest and speaker will be Solvatten's Petra Wadström - a microbiologist, artist, and the inventor of a cutting-edge water treatment and heating system. Petra has managed to harness the power of sunlight in order to purify and heat water and has won multiple international awards.

IWIB joins Solvatten by raising funds to help support existing and future Solvatten Safe Water Projects in over 20 countries worldwide. We also hope to help raise awareness of challenges facing so many families in developing countries – lack of access to clean and hot water. 

Solvatten provides individuals and organizations the opportunity to support Solvatten’s Safe Water Projects through donations. We are so happy to share this opportunity with our IWIB family and friends.

Please RSVP with a donation of 30€ (SEK 350 approx) /per person which will be transfered to Solvatten with a list of donors.  If you pay with via Swish - 1239007865 or QR code, please include your name and IWIB as reference.

See you there!

IWIB Team

Background 

Globally, an estimated 1.9 billion people rely on water sources that cannot be considered safe to drink according to a recent WHO report1. The same people also have limited access to the electrical grid and they are the same people that are being exposed to poverty-related diseases. Water, soil transmitted, and neglected tropical diseases kill and weaken millions of the poorest and most vulnerable people each year. Living off-grid means burning firewood, charcoal, or gas. As much as 70 % of the energy used by a typical home is for cooking, heating and boiling water2.  Not only is this time consuming and expensive, it causes harmful indoor air pollution and releases greenhouse gas emissions. The dependence on firewood and charcoal is a major cause of deforestation and bio-diversity loss in the world.

Safe, hot water - Just add sun Swedish inventor Petra Wadström designed the Solvatten system to people needing easy-to-use water treatment and solar water heating at home. The device harnesses the power of the sun to treat and heat water and are capable of rendering highly contaminated water drinkable in a few hours, provided there is sufficient sunlight.This addresses poverty-related health issues that are connected to energy scarcity and poor water quality.

"Impact as a Service" company 

Solvatten is a Swedish social enterprise that produce and selll Solvatten Solar Safe Water System and CSR projects to customers, charities and distributors around the world. We partner with organizations and institutions that share our view that everyone should have access to safe, hot water at home from renewable energy.

Founder Petra Wadström

"I have seen how Solvatten has changed behaviours and habits of people, simply because it helps them to save money, save energy and time. With very little effort it becomes a part of a daily routine:  just put Solvatten out in the sun and let heat it up. When safe, hot water is available almost for free, a better hygiene practice follows naturally and the general health for the family improves. Solvatten is a cost efficient way for people and society to develop and grow. We are looking forward to work together with those who with the ability to see the bigger picture. Lets make use of the sun as much as we can in order to achieve sustainable development. "

Features and Benefits of Solvatten

Features:

- Portable solution for safe and hot water in developing countries

- Combines water treatment and solar heating

- Has been used in 40 countries with over 600,000 users

- Partners with various organizations to achieve sustainability goals and reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Benefits:

- Prevents illness and improves quality of life

- Reduces use of firewood and charcoal

- Lowers carbon footprint

- Helps people lift themselves out of poverty

- Saves money and time

- Eco-friendly

- Efficient and effective

- Practical and easy-to-use

- A long-term solution to water scarcity and contamination

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  • Non-IWIB members

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    For Non-IWIB guests a minimun donation of 40€/450 SEK is required. IWIBs 30€/350 SEK. This ticket includes pass, food and drinks.

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    For you who already donate via Swish per person, please include IWIB, please email us a copy at tati.lottiger@iwib.online to give you the entrance pass.

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