Wasser 3.0 – Clean Water Worldwide
Wasser 3.0 is a new, application-oriented R&D project, which focuses on the sustainable removal of anthropogenic stressors from water. A hybrid, silica gel-based material, StressFix is added to drinking water and wastewater to remove these stressors. This project will soon be implemented in developing countries where, in order for Wasser 3.0 to succeed, a number of factors will be taken into consideration. For example, water supply, water consumption, wastewater conditions, as well as the wastewater disposal network need to be assessed.
The groundwater remediation concept will also be addressed in order to prevent the renewed cross-contamination of treated wastewater. The gaps and deficiencies in all areas, due to multidimensional factors (technical, state and communal factors, legal factors, and others), cannot be eliminated in the short- and medium-term using conventional methods. However, with Wasser 3.0, there is a local option, upstream or downstream at the causal level, to provide a financially inexpensive and flexible solution model, which will, in the medium-term, contribute to an improvement in wastewater treatment and water quality.
Wasser 3.0 was selected as one of the 365 landmarks in the "Germany - Land of Ideas" competition in 2016.