Creating Potable Water for Drought Conditions.
The Project at the center of this proposal, deSally WaveTek I™ is an Ocean-based Desalinization and multi-pronged Alternative Energy Generation system. Based on evaporative technologies instead of the current reverse osmosis ones, it is uniquely low-tech and scalable, and will be applicable for any drought-stricken Country. It will be a revolutionary approach to an age-old (and increasingly prevalent) problem.
What is the primary issue area that your application will impact?
Climate and Environment
In which areas of Los Angeles will you be directly working?
In what stage of innovation is this project, program, or initiative?
Pilot or new project, program, or initiative
What is your understanding of the issue that you are seeking to address?
The continuing Drought Condition in Southern California (and other places in the world) are becoming increasingly life threatening. This Project will provide a specific solution to that problem. And the alternative energy aspect of "deSally" will help in releasing and lessening the State and dependence on "dirty power sources" (coal and oil in particular).
Describe the project, program, or initiative this grant will support to address the issue.
It is said that the next wars will be fought over Water and not Oil. With the increasingly devastating effects of Climate Change on the environment and the continuing debt crisis at the state level, newer and more efficient solutions to our most pressing problems need to be found and implemented. "deSally WaveTek I™ as well as other Projects in the developmental stages from Robin's Vision, will further address the major issues of our day: Pollution and the effects of Dirty Energy on our environment. Funding for this Project will help in getting funding for those other less profit-oriented ones.
Describe how Los Angeles County will be different if your work is successful.
Water on the drinkable side will be less of an issue. This system is not designed to be fed into municipal systems for general use, as the General Population wastes a great about of water for punitive uses. The secondary impact of "deSally WaveTek I™ will be in the Education surrounding water use, misuse and conservation.
What evidence do you have that this project, program, or initiative is or will be successful, and how will you define and measure success?
This is an Early Stage Startup which needs funding for creating the 1:1 working model for R&D and real world environmental condition proofing. Its success will be defined by both volume and potability of end product Water once the minimal system has been tested under full environmental conditions.
Approximately how many people will be impacted by this project, program, or initiative?
Direct Impact: 10,000
Indirect Impact: 1,000,000