Scanwater have a long history when it comes to field work and innovation for humanitarian aid. In our picture portfolio we have action shots from all over the globe for example Sudan, Ivory Coast, North Korea, Nepal, Genève, and Dubai amongst others. The innovations- in regards to functionality- includes production of drinking water, distribution, water reuse, and safe disposal of sludge, and have been tested in different field situations we have been a part of.
The rugged conditions are challenging where everything is open and exposed to nature elements, and access to competence, work force, wearing parts, tools and equipment can be scarce. Solutions introduced to this environment have to be simple, often mechanically robust installations, easy to assemble, energy efficient and delivered on pallets or in containers to endure airplane drops.
We in Scanwater are planning to construct and build a digitally monitored system compiled from all our earlier, standalone innovations. This system will facilitate every WASH- (water, sanitation and hygiene) need for users. The long-term vision is to integrate towards our digital platform.
Figure 1 shows a figurative visualization of the system
Figure 2 shows the essential units visualized with our actual products.
These are: EmWat4000, VaccuSan, tap station, shower and toilet, grey water treatment solution and hygieniser.
This project will include our internal divisions Scanwater, Malthe Winje Automasjon AS and Malthe Winje Kenya division, also the external collaborators NMBU, University of British Columbia i Vancouver, Canada and Red Cross International division.
The main goal is to create a simple field solution for both humanitarian crisis but also for people in rural areas without existing infrastructure. In addition to this is it also a goal to facilitate safe access to water with less contact points and a higher lever of security as a consequence of the Covid 19-pandemic.