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Saturday, December 19, 2009
First commercial Seawater Greenhouse, in Australia
Seawater GreenhouseI am very pleased to see that the first commercial Seawater Greenhouse implementation has been announced for Australia. This will be a joint venture with private investors, Seawater Greenhouse established Seawater Greenhouse (Australia) Pty Ltd, which will finance, develop and operate the first commercial scale Seawater Greenhouse operation near Port Augusta, South Australia. Read more about it, from the Transcontinental, Port Augusta.

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Sunday, November 01, 2009
Seawater Greenhouse wins Middle East innovations award
Seawater GreenhouseThe Seawater Greenhouse won the Power Generation and Water Solutions Middle East, Innovation of the Year Award in October 2009. Seawater Greenhouse, received the award for their unique concept, successfully implemented in real applications, which combines natural processes and solar energy to provide water for food production in arid, coastal regions, and which was judged to be an excellent solution for the specific needs of the Middle East.

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Akvo partners with Live Earth for "the largest global water initiative in history”
WaterThe Live Earth Run for Water was announced a couple of days ago – it’s the biggest campaign ever to focus on the global water crisis. Akvo’s right in the middle of it – we’re Live Earth’s technology partner, and from today all of the projects that people can raise funds for are visible through the Akvo platform. Check out the first wave of Live Earth projects here. In one swoop, the value of projects in Akvo more than doubles and as the Run for Water channels funds to them, we’re now looking at providing around 800,000 people with access to clean water for the first time, all through small projects.

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Wednesday, September 03, 2008
The Guardian about the Seawater Greenhouse and the Sahara forest project
Seawater GreenhouseThe UK newspaper The Guardian writes about the ambitious concept the Sahara forest project which is about using seawater and using solar power to grow food in the dessert. The concept uses Seawater Greenhouses as an integral component to make the dessert a sustainable food production facility.

Akvo's web platform launched
WaterThe Akvo web platform was launched at World Water Week in Stockholm last week by Ms. Tineke Huizinga-Heringa, Secretary of State of the Netherlands Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management. The Akvo platform which is in Beta, was launched with 27 pilot projects from over 40 different organisations. Akvo creates and shares internet tools that help to provide clean water and proper sanitation to those who today have none.

Saturday, March 22, 2008
Akvo raises half a million Euro
WaterAkvo - the open source for water and sanitation - reached a major milestone on Wednesday, 18 March, when we secured Euro 535k of funding from a number of investors, including Netherlands Water Partnership, Partners for Water and UN-Habitat, allowing the project to go from a great idea to reality. Read more about it at the Akvo blog.

Thursday, December 06, 2007
The Observer video and article about the Seawater Greenhouse
Seawater GreenhouseThe UK Sunday magazine The Observer has an article about Charlie Paton and a short video interview with him where he explains about the Seawater Greenhouse and how to bring an invention to the market.

Monday, November 12, 2007
An interview with Thomas about Akvo, in Vrij Nederlands
WaterThe weekly magazine Vrij Nederland has an interview in with Thomas Bjelkeman. GreenOcean is one of the co-founders of Akvo, which is an amazing project to transform the way water and sanitation development is organised in the poorest parts of the world. If we do our job well, it will become the definitive, Internet-based, global online water and sanitation resource and collaborative platform.


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