Urban Wetlands is a synergetic co-operation between the Dutch companies Urban Green and Wetlantec. Both companies are keen to develop innovative products and concepts to contribute to a greener and healthier (local) environment. We believe that good sanitation is among the most important issues on the world’s agenda. It is high time to improve sanitation fast and to stop nature pollution and related public health issues. To contribute to this we have developed the Floating Sustainable Sanitation Unit (FSSU), a floating sanitation unit capable of full off-grid treatment of domestic wastewater
In the beginning of 2015 Urban Wetlands has development the FSSU concept as part of the answer on one of the world biggest sanitation problems in developing countries where flood risk is present. Our main challenge is the adaptation of technologies to local conditions. This requires a proper balance between cost-effectiveness, scalability and durability. Our second challenge is to adapt our business model to the volatile local conditions (physical and socioeconomic) in emerging countries.
To meet our mission we will focus on cooperation with many parties worldwide. Urban Wetlands will innovate and develop the technical system but for implementation we will search for local parties such as municipalities, environmental agencies, world developing banks, local real estate parties or communities. We will establish partnerships with those local organisations for widely support for our ideas. Furthermore and before we have establish a benchmark in the market we will make use of local subsidies from Dutch or local agencies.
We will deliver the concept and assist with finding financial resources for the project.
Part of our approach is to make sure that after installation maintenance and training is organized. Only with local people who are responsible the FSSU can operate without problems. In the case that the FSSU is built for multiple household we search for a financial revenue program for the responsible maintenance people.