Botanical Water Technologies (BWT) is an initiative aimed at addressing the global water crisis. In collaboration with Fujitsu, BWT has created the Botanical Water Exchange (BWX), a groundbreaking platform that leverages Hyperledger Fabric blockchain technology to manage water resources more efficiently. The platform’s primary function is to recover water that is typically wasted during the concentration process of fruits and vegetables, a problem that accounts for an estimated 3 trillion liters of wasted water annually.
By creating the world’s first global water trading platform, BWX not only recovers this wasted water but also tracks, traces, and certifies every transaction. This ensures the utmost transparency and security in the distribution of this essential resource. A standard Water Harvesting Unit (WHU) deployed by BWT can harvest approximately 460,000 liters or 122,000 gallons of water per day. When fully operational, the technology has the potential to generate up to 3 trillion liters of potable water each year from over 10,000 processors.
In summary, Botanical Water Technologies is a transformative solution that aims to redefine the way we manage and distribute water globally, offering a sustainable, secure, and efficient approach to tackling water scarcity.
WHY IS WATER RECOVERY IMPORTANT?
Nowadays, about four billion people experience severe water scarcity during at least one month of the year. The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030 recognize the urgency of addressing this water scarcity. For that matter, the focus on the conservation of water sources, and the reduction of water consumption at production facilities is growing. That is the reason why BWT ans Fujistsu have partnered: to provide clean drinking water to everybody.
Below is an illustration of how the platform work:
Image source: Hyperledger’s website