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Crowdfunding to provide Internet, clean water

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Watly, an award winning cleantech company, has launched an Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign that will allow supporters to become part of its solution to the world’s water, energy and connectivity problems.
The top perk offers the opportunity to become part of the project, joining with the Watly team to implement its technology in Africa as part of a Discovery Channel documentary.
Watly has created a machine that uses solar energy to sanitise up to 5 000 litres of water per day, making the company the world’s first thermodynamic computer that provides Internet connectivity alongside clean water and electricity to the world’s most vulnerable communities.
Watly has already secured European Union Horizon 2020 funding in recognition of the transformative potential of the technology. The Indiegogo campaign is opening up the Watly community and giving everyone a chance to be involved in bringing this life-changing technology to those who need it the most.
Getting involved in the Watly campaign offers the chance to contribute towards the completion of Watly 3.0 machines, each of which is capable of producing vital resources for 3 000 people, every day, for at least 15 years.
Other supporters will receive tours of the Watly factory in Italy, where they can see the patented technologies being assembled, or a 3D-printed model of the iconic Watly 3.0. Additionally, some supporters will have their names inscribed on the Watly 3.0 machine as a reminder of the relationships being built with people across the globe. The Indiegogo campaign will be open throughout April.
Marco Attisani, founder and CEO of Watly, comments: “Our mission is to improve global living standards for the most in-need people in the world. By delivering clean water, electricity and connectivity, we strive to empower communities with new possibilities, freeing them to realise their potential. Watly gives people the chance to dedicate their vital energy to development, education and business rather than mere survival, and so truly offers a long-term solution rather than a one-off aid gift.
“Watly represents a smart infrastructure, and is bringing the Internet of Things to places where there is no internet and very few things,” he adds. “This is where the internet reaches its true potential, being utilised to improve the fortunes of our fellow man.”

Following the successful trial of the Watly 2.0 in Abenta Village, Ghana, where people have been drinking clean water from the machine, Watly is currently constructing a fully-sized, 40m and 15 tons version. During its expected 15 years of service, one Watly can reduce as much as 1 000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions, equivalent to 2 500 barrels of oil.