The Problem Of The Land: Water
Water is a human’s most very basic needs to sustain life, besides air and energy. It’s lacking will cause serious and various problems to health. Too bad, we Indonesians, especially those who live in rural areas are having a serious water crisis right now despite situated on one of the most fertile settings on this planet.
To solve this problem we will start small – by building a prototype of a new integrated water purifying system in a pristine – yet prone to be challenged by drought area in Srandakan, Bantul, Yogyakarta. The deliverable is a drinkable water source – free from three basic contaminants: harmful bacteria & viruses, debris (in this case is high calcites), and synthetics (usually from burnt plastics). We plan to do it by using all-natural materials, the least possible amount of fossil-energy, and using as much as possible mechanisms (or power) that nature can provide (gravity, sun, fermentation process, etc).
The three stages of purification are 1) Filtration using all-natural coconut coir and bamboo stems to filter various debris, and coconut bricks to filtrate synthetics, and 2) Remineralization using natural salts 3) Heating to prevent bacterial growth using power produced by the biogas production facility. The deliverable is a drinkable water source – free from three basic contaminants: harmful bacteria & viruses, debris (in this case is high calcites), and synthetics (usually from burnt plastics as unfortunately the common practice of waste treatment here in Indonesia).
If this works well, we will showcase this to be replicated on bigger scales.