Wasser 3.0: Wasser ohne Mikroplastik und Mikroschadstoffe
Description Wasser 3.0 gGmbH (founded in May 2020) is a German non-profit organisation enabling new levels of environmental and health protection in (waste) water treatment. The combination of high-tech materials, low-tech processes and a systemic perspective ensures maximum impact. Our work focuses on flexible, cost- and energy-efficient solutions for the removal of microplastics and micropollutants from waters. As a world first, this also includes detection methods and reuse concepts. In line with our understanding as a sustainability entrepreneur, we act across sectors and with the aim of making measurable contributions to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in the areas of responsible research, green innovation, and sustainable education. Jury statement Microplastics and micropollutants can be detected almost everywhere today – in the ocean, rivers and lakes or in animals and human organs. Whereas conventional procedures for water purification – such as in sewage plants – often have their limits due to the complexity and diversity of soiling, Wasser 3.0 not only provides innovative solutions for detecting and removing harmful particles from water, but also considers their reuse. The solutions developed by Wasser 3.0 are affordable and easy to integrate, while at the same time being modular, scalable and low-maintenance. An exemplary non-profit initiative that is committed to tackling a global problem.