Compromised resilience, high failure and public health risk

XPRIZEXPRIZE Los Angeles, CaliforniaPosts: 192 admin
edited February 2020 in Barriers to Water Reuse
Centralized treatment plants have a large harm radius if attacked, or failure occurs. Non-potable water quality has varying degrees of quality and introduces contamination risk. Centralized grid systems include multiple breaking points, increasing the risk of regular surface discharge.
  • Do you agree this is a major barrier to water reuse?
  • Do you know of any specific innovations currently trying to address this problem?

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  • GREENLYGREENLY GREENLY Posts: 46 ✭✭
    Using one major plant is more risky than using descentralised minor plants in locations. That makes the system function when a catastrophy or else may occur.
  • NickOttensNickOttens Community Manager Barcelona, SpainPosts: 878 admin
    GREENLY wrote:
    Using one major plant is more risky than using descentralised minor plants in locations. That makes the system function when a catastrophy or else may occur.

    Absolutely! That's why we're looking to incentivize decentralized water reuse systems.

    Do you know if there already are any?
  • GREENLYGREENLY GREENLY Posts: 46 ✭✭
    Greenly is one of the systems in the market that can grow or be adapted to different sizes and uses. Please visit www.greenlypotab.com
  • TerryMulliganTerryMulligan Posts: 38 XPRIZE
    Thanks for your post @GREENLY - that's exactly why we are so interested in decentralized systems.

    Are you (or another community member) aware of any research that focuses on decentralized systems and the local public health outcomes? Is there any research that you can share that demonstrates how these systems have equivalent or additional benefits to communities?
  • GREENLYGREENLY GREENLY Posts: 46 ✭✭
    Greenly precisely started using the system in communities in Africa for samll groups of people.
  • NickOttensNickOttens Community Manager Barcelona, SpainPosts: 878 admin
    Are you ... aware of any research that focuses on decentralized systems and the local public health outcomes?

    @lpories, @eve_pytel, @R_Beshiri, I'd like to ask you the same question. Thank you!
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