From wastewater surveillance for virus and pollution overload to sustainable growth
Many diseases (including Covid-19) can be detected by analysing wastewater. Detecting virus and/or over-pollutions and/or antibiotic resistance in wastewater can indeed lead to endemic management systems and early warnings. For example, virus pandemic spreading (also by fecal-oral transmission) and effects can be reduced by monitoring wastewater data.
Thanks to wastewater transformation technologies enabling local production mainly of food, clean water, disinfectants, detergents, fertilisers, and renewable energy global interdependencies and resilience can be increased via decentralised wastewater transformation hubs.
Using data for detecting over-pollution, health risks and circular economic opportunities can simultaneously build a sustainable future to:
- support healthcare and other infrastructures (including our natural capital and increased access to water);
- grant universal revenues or revenues for some basic needs;
- scale availability and affordability of food and/or other vital priorities implicitly creating jobs.
The Wastewater Exchange® is considering wastewater as a valuable raw material that everybody generates every day. That resource can be transformed into efficient and competitive bio-fertilizers, biogas, bio-cement, treated water and/or many other wastewater by-or recovered products. Our circular economy disruptive solution is:
- Reversing the supply chains: consumers buying and choosing goods or services embedding inputs from wastewater for forward deliveries (e.g. secured via blockchains) enable to plan and scale-up the set-up of wastewater transformation plants;
- Enabling financial inclusion by allocating part of the profits generated by the transformation to the suppliers of smart metered wastewater;
- Building resilience capacity: smart villages and/or cities in network and with isolation possibilities when needed without jeopardising lives nor economy can be supported by wastewater bio-refineries as hubs for green mobility, local food production, clean water and renewable energy security, recreation centres such as botanical gardens and for many other needs.
Environmental and health issues prevail on trade agreements.
For years, under Prana Sustainable Water, basis water and wastewater (containing key data) interdependency stress-tests, we alerted decision makers and have pushed to correlate trade finance for goods bought or sold years ahead of productions with wastewater infrastructures finance to reduce risks and costs such as the current crisis we are facing.
Consumers can pay or commit to off-take some services or goods for forward deliveries.
It is not too late to set-up modular bio-refineries to cut present killing domino effects and to see light in our future. Efficient wastewater bio-refineries can range from the size of few m3 capacity to bigger sizes (modular in containers) so equipment can be shipped and installed quickly to act against the CoronaVirus biologic and economic bomb.
Some suppliers of wastewater biorefineries technologies are ready. Please contact us to act now.