Technology and the sun connect and make clean water for the world
Solvatten is a combined portable water treatment and water heater system that has been designed for off-grid household use in the developing world. It is an easy, innovative solution that provides access to clean, hot water to people throughout the world. Thanks to its durable design Solvatten is a low cost way to get clean, hot water.
Millions of primarily women and children need to walk dozens of miles every day to fetch water and firewood. Reducing the daily use of firewood and having a tool that can be used also on unimproved water sources closer to home makes life so much easier. Solvatten has an average lifespan of 7-10 years. That is the critical time when children are at their most susceptible to waterborne diseases.
Solvatten is the brainchild of the Swedish inventor, Petra Wadström. The story began in Australia in the early 90s, where Petra was living with her husband Carl and their family. The Wadström’s professional background was diverse, spanning both medical science and the arts.