Explain your idea in details:
According to the United Nations water scarcity affects more than 40 per cent of the global population and is projected to rise. It is estimated that 783 million people do not have access to clean water. In addition, worldwide, 1 out of 5 deaths of children under 5 is due to a water-related disease. The EcoBoiler idea came to put an end to it. Based on the physics principles and made with reusable materials, it will be able to boil water eliminating all impurities, making potable water accessible for everyone.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
The Sub-Saharan region is one of the most water-stressed regions on the planet, where 31% of the population have access to potable water. Diseases such as diarrhea, cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio are very common in this area and are responsible for many deaths over the year. Also, issues such as no access to potable water are one of the major factors for the high rates of child mortality in this area. Our idea will aim to reduce the incidence of theses diseases in the Sub-Saharan African region which will, in long terms, significantly increase the life expectation of the african people.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
The idea will be basically manufactured throughout recyclable material. The local organizations of our university such as the Engineer Without Boarders and the i9 Entrepreneurial Club will be willing to help us out on the implementation of our project. For the initial unities of our products we will get the raw material from our local communities and later on look for partnerships with other organization to ramp up production. For the technical part of the project, schedule as prototype, tests and assembly we will have the support of our professors and classmates.
My name is Paula Piemolini Jardim, I am 21 years old and I am an Acoustical Engineering undergraduate student at the Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Brazil. When I came back from the exchange program Ciências Sem Fronteiras in the US (Science Without Borders) sponsored by the Brazilian Government in 2016, I realized my main goal in life was to help other people. Today, I am the Human Resources Management of the Engenheiros Sem Fronteiras (Engineers Without Borders) a Non-Profit Organization in Santa Maria. With this project I am willing to support not only people from Santa Maria, but to help solving a world wide problem.Marcos Dal Piaz is an Industrial Engineering senior student in the UFSM who also came back from an exchange program in the US in 2016. He is 22 years old and also discovered his passion for helping others and felt like should contribute a little more to the world. He is involved in several extra class activities such as the entrepreneurial club of our university where he is the actual Marketing Director of the organization. His motivation with this project come by the fact he thinks that the access to potable water should be a guaranteed right to everyone.