The Desal Prize aims at the creation of an environmentally sustainable small-scale brackish water desalination system that can provide portable water for humans, as well as water for crops in developing countries. The contest ends on August, 1st 2014.

The winning innovation will be selected based on its fulfillment of several criteria, including:

– Provides water that is both potable and appropriate for crop irrigation
– Powered solely by renewable energy
– High system water % recovery and concentrate minimization
– Minimizes environmental impact
– And is cost efficient, durable, and easy to maintain

Projections are that by 2025, two-thirds of the world’s population could be living in severe water stress conditions. This will lead to detrimental impacts on human health and food production in developing and emerging countries. To satisfy future water demand, we must augment traditional water supplies with brackish groundwater. While brackish water desalination technologies do exist on the market, few (if any) have proven to be suitable for use in rural or remote settings.

The Desal Prize Group are seeking small-scale, household farming level brackish water desalination systems that can efficiently and reliably provide desalinated water for human consumption and agriculture purposes. If you or anyone you now has an invention idea and needs help, please contact us at New Product Consulting.