“There are communities that have been waiting for water for 20 years and rely on trucks that come in with expensive water of questionable quality,” he said.
The Yawa technology, developed by Hidalgo, is an example of best practice in the circular economy.
Materials used to build the turbine are recyclable and there is minimal plastic in the device.
The simple-to-use technology is even being modified to adapt to local air quality, a response to the challenges wrought by air pollution.
But most importantly, the technology is something that can be used, owned and repaired by the communities it serves, even if they are no experts.