WATER STRESS,
THERE IS AN URGENT NEED FOR ACTION
AN INNOVATIVE SOLUTION EXISTS

WATER STRESS,
THERE IS AN URGENT NEED FOR ACTION
AN INNOVATIVE SOLUTION EXISTS

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the first charity emergency solution

A ship with a bottling plant onboard (MBP) transforms seawater into quality drinking water to provide an immediate charity solution to populations under severe water stress.

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AMBITION: ACT!

The ambition of Water Ships Charity Association is to respond effectively, consistently, and immediately to the global water shortages resulting from global warming, population explosion, urbanization, and geopolitical conflicts, in an independent and apolitical humanitarian approach.

1 CHILD DIES
EVERY 2 MINUTES, VULNERABLE
BY UNSAFE WATER

BIAS: ACT IMMEDIATELY

Drinking water is a pressing need. Immediate action is required in case of a shortage. Following a natural disaster or other catastrophic event or situation, the availability of water from public water systems is often compromised or even non-existent in countries under severe water stress.

In the absence of perfectly safe running water, the use of bottled drinking water, where safety is guaranteed, is therefore the only temporary solution to limit health risks and to prevent the spread of harmful diseases.

The Water Ships vessel produces bottled drinking water, suitable for infant feeding, innocuousness guaranteed  (production capacity: 2.5 million liters per week).

Marine Bottling Plant

Marine Bottling Plant (MBP): a floating bottling plant that provides a sustainable supply of quality drinking water to the people who need it most, exclusively from seawater.

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Example Marine Bottling Plant

INNOVATION AT THE SERVICE OF charity AIDS

In 2013, Régis Revilliod, President of the Association, worked on the first technical models of selective seawater filtration to make seawater potable while preserving the benefits of marine minerals. He manages to isolate the sodium chloride molecule without any chemicals.

In 2019, the concept reached its goal with the purchase and transformation of a ship into a Marine Bottling Plant* and carried out two test production campaigns with the successful objective of 1M bottles being produced.

This technology represents a breakthrough in the approach to supplying quality, packaged water. This marine bottling plant or bottling ship produces water as close as possible to the needs of the population.

Régis Revilliod has proven that this is possible, and today he is dedicating this innovation to the humanitarian cause.

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A unique tool allowing simultaneously :

  • Production: seawater pumping and filtration during trips from port to port
  • Packaging: 5L container and 1m3 cubitainer
  • Delivery: closest to a country in a water stress situation.

THE 3 MAJOR ADVANTAGES OF THE MARINE BOTTLING PLANT

  • Optimal harvesting of an unlimited resource;
  • Efficiency and flexibility of supply: better control of logistics, including onboard storage, avoids intermediaries and maximize added value;
  • Respect for the environment: producing while sailing to ports of delivery considerably reduces carbon footprint.
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A unique tool allowing simultaneously :

  • Production: seawater pumping and filtration during trips from port to port
  • Packaging: 5L container and 1m3 cubitainer
  • Delivery: closest to a country in a water stress situation.

THE 3 MAJOR ADVANTAGES OF THE MARINE BOTTLING PLANT

  • Optimal harvesting of an unlimited resource;
  • Efficiency and flexibility of supply: better control of logistics, including onboard storage, avoids intermediaries and maximize added value;
  • Respect for the environment: producing while sailing to ports of delivery considerably reduces carbon footprint.

*Marine Bottling Plant is a concept registered at the INPI (French National Institute of Industrial Property).

Mission

Give the Forgotten to “drink”: A dream now achievable, by doing what has never been done before: open (res)sources of drinking water to those countries that need it most, awaiting a more sustainable solution.

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ACTIONS

The mission of the Water Ships Charity Association is to supply (by sea) populations in situations of extreme water stress with quality water.

All activities occurring on board the Marine Bottling Plant include seawater harvest, treatment and conditioning, according to requested specifications.

  • Format: 2L, 1000L (1m3) – reusable and recyclable containers
  • Quality: compliant with infant feeding

Maritime transport is ensured (to the destination ports, as close as possible to the needs). The entire production supplies NGOs, and humanitarian water distribution platforms which are responsible for dispatch and land kilometers and also provide water to the affected areas.

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FIELDS OF ACTION

This humanitarian device compensates for the latency of water treatment facilities, and represents a real opportunity to reduce the need for urgent water solutions.

It also responds to emergency situations, from geopolitical conflicts to climatic disasters, such as droughts and floods.

Its production capacity allows charity strategic stocks to be built to prevent any future losses for countries suffering from water shortages.

With respect to the environment…

AFRICA UNDER PRESSURE : PRIORITY INTERVENTION

Sub-Saharan Africa remains the area most directly threatened by extreme water stress* due to uncontrolled urbanization, population explosion (the population is growing by nearly 4% per year) and the resulting increasing agricultural development. An equation that risks draining the continent’s already critical water reserves to the last drop.

The first shipyard of the Water Ships Charity Association is the construction of a vessel dedicated to supplying the African continent, from East to West: a revolutionary intervention tool that uses innovative maritime and industrial engineering solutions to produce drinking water in drums and containers, exclusively from seawater, as close as possible to the populations that need it.

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ACTIONS

The mission of the Water Ships Charity Association is to supply (by sea) populations in situations of extreme water stress with quality water.

All activities occurring on board the Marine Bottling Plant include seawater harvest, treatment and conditioning, according to requested specifications.

  • Format: 2L, 1000L (1m3) – reusable and recyclable containers
  • Quality: compliant with infant feeding

Maritime transport is ensured (to the destination ports, as close as possible to the needs). The entire production supplies NGOs, and humanitarian water distribution platforms which are responsible for dispatch and land kilometers and also provide water to the affected areas.

water box solo eng
water box layers eng

FIELDS OF ACTION

This humanitarian device compensates for the latency of water treatment facilities, and represents a real opportunity to reduce the need for urgent water solutions.

It also responds to emergency situations, from geopolitical conflicts to climatic disasters, such as droughts and floods.

Its production capacity allows charity strategic stocks to be built to prevent any future losses for countries suffering from water shortages.

With respect to the environment…

AFRICA UNDER PRESSURE : PRIORITY INTERVENTION

Sub-Saharan Africa remains the area most directly threatened by extreme water stress* due to uncontrolled urbanization, population explosion (the population is growing by nearly 4% per year) and the resulting increasing agricultural development. An equation that risks draining the continent’s already critical water reserves to the last drop.

The first shipyard of the Water Ships Charity Association is the construction of a vessel dedicated to supplying the African continent, from East to West: a revolutionary intervention tool that uses innovative maritime and industrial engineering solutions to produce drinking water in drums and containers, exclusively from seawater, as close as possible to the populations that need it.

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STRATEGIC LOCATION OF THE FIRST WATER SHIPS charity VESSEL

Two routes allow to deliver West and East African coasts to reach populations in need at nearest.

Starting from Marseille, the ship produces while sailing from port to port :

Nouadhibou (MAURITANIA) – Dakar (SENEGAL) – Conakry (GUINEA) – Monrovia (LIBERIA) – Abidjan (IVORY COST) – Lome (TOGO) – Libreville (GABON) – Luanda (ANGOLA)

Aqaba (JORDAN) – Port Sudan (SUDAN) – Port Djibouti (DJIBOUTI) – Longoni (MAYOTTE)

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STRATEGIC LOCATION OF THE FIRST WATER SHIPS charity VESSEL

Two routes allow to deliver West and East African coasts to reach populations in need at nearest.

Starting from Marseille, the ship produces while sailing from port to port :

Nouadhibou (MAURITANIA) – Dakar (SENEGAL) – Conakry (GUINEA) – Monrovia (LIBERIA) – Abidjan (IVORY COST) – Lome (TOGO) – Libreville (GABON) – Luanda (ANGOLA)

Aqaba (JORDAN) – Port Sudan (SUDAN) – Port Djibouti (DJIBOUTI) – Longoni (MAYOTTE)

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Charity partners

Support financially the emergency response of the Water Ships Charity Association and claim to be an actor of immediacy, involved in a global cause. Respond effectively to a pressing and proven need, where nobody acts (enough): drinking water.

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SUPPORT A GLOBAL CAUSE

Water world crisis needs a revolutionary tool: a factory ship, a proven world first. Supporting Water Ships Charity Association is a strong commitment, linked with :

Sustainability: The Marine Bottling Plant integrates innovative sustainable solutions (reduction of the carbon footprint, protection of the earth’s resources, recycling, renewable energy…). 

Effectiveness: being part of the global humanitarian fabric, engaged in concrete and tangible charity action.

Visibly: this involvement in a cause with worldwide repercussions ensures visibility and an unquestionable return on funding with measurable results.

THE charity PROJECT : THE MARINE BOTTLING PLANT FOR AFRICA

Need to launch the construction of a Marine Bottling Plant dedicated to charity aid and emergency mobilization, able to intervene to supply populations under severe water stress, during climate disasters, to assist refugee camps, and population flows.

The first step is the acquisition of a “roro” type vessel for its volume, power, tonnage capacity, and flexibility. After a few transformations, the marinization of the processing and bottling plant takes place. Within this humanitarian framework of a Marine Bottling Plant producing during coastal shipping, a bottling line with a production capacity of 2.5 million liters a week is optimal.

The plant is calibrated to produce both 5l drums and 1m3 containers (recyclable materials).

The exclusive seawater treatment process enables the production of quality drinking water, suitable for infant and child feeding.

MARINE BOTTLING PLANT costs

Capital expenditures breakdown:

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Annual operational expenditures:

  • Armament
  • Production 
  • Fuel + stopover fees
  • General managment fees

That is to say a cost of 0.15€ per liter including delivery to the port.

I join

Join the Water Ships Association to support the concrete charity action that is counted in liters of drinking water produced and delivered.

Water Ships is a charity association under 1901 law registered under the number W751259834 with the Prefecture of Police of Paris.

Your participation as a member helps us to continue to develop the association. Your help is valuable to us, whether it is through financial participation, time spent, or even encouragement. 

Thank you all for your support!