Northern Europe

Solar Water Solutions receives funding from Nefco to scale up solar-powered water purification in water-scarce countries – Finland

The Finnish family enterprise aims to fill the need for sustainable and affordable drinking water in rural areas.

Unique battery-less solar-powered water treatment units help reduce e-waste and save groundwater with zero greenhouse gas emissions.

Nefco has granted financing for Solar Water Solutions to speed up the internationalisation of its battery-free desalination systems.


This tiny solar-powered factory cleans up dirty water – Sweden

The world’s first completely solar-powered beverage micro-factory started its journey in the spring of 2020, when Swedish startup Wayout International waved its container-sized machine goodbye from the port of Norrköping, south of Stockholm. 

With shipping options already radically reduced by Covid-19, the micro-factory set out across the Baltic, Atlantic and Mediterranean seas, via the Suez Canal, stopping by Saudi Arabia, India and Sri Lanka, landing at last in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

From there, it went by truck through the developing rural landscape, over the Ngorongoro crater wall at 2,640 metres above sea level, across the great Namiri plains and up to the Mara river.


Enough money, but very little for water, says WWC chief – Sweden

Stockholm: “There are large pools of capital for investments that could be used for ambitious water projects, but it is not happening. It is up to political leaders to be bold and embrace practical responses for water preservation. The World Water Week (WWW) is a platform to show them the way .”

A strong signal of commitment needs to come from all levels of political governance from across the world to set the tone and increase financing flows for water resources security and management.

World Water Council president Loic Fauchon shared these views with leaders of the water community and decision-makers during the World Water Week at Stockholm.



Aquaporin A/S, developer of biomimetic membranes for industrial and consumer water applications, has announced that it has formally signed a joint development agreement with Berghof Membrane Technology GmbH, leading manufacturer of tubular membranes for the filtration and separation of industrial process streams and wastewater.

The agreement initiates commercial efforts, wherein both companies will leverage their respective expertise in forward osmosis (FO) and tubular membrane technologies, to launch products targeted for high-strength industrial wastewater and food and beverage process streams.