WAF Awards 2016: Share Water, Air, Food Solutions

by Water Air Food Awards (WAFA)
We want to share with you what our team has been working on and the accomplishments we have achieved so far with the help from your donations
WAFA has visited 2016's winners in Denmark and India in order to gather information about their projects and their impact on the communities, and to produce a documentary series to raise awareness about solutions to global water, air and food challenges and make those available worldwide
WAFA's 2016 Winners
  • Problem
Silted seasonal rivers could no longer supply water for agriculture. Monsoon rains burst their banks, flooding fields, destroying crops, and eroding land. This desperate situation provoked increasing suicides. After mobilizing the community in 2009, Kamalnayan Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation (KJBF) initiated studies to restore the river system.
  • Solution
KJBF and the community gathered efforts and backed works to excavate ponds for storage, improving embankments, raising farmers’ contribution and purchases pipes to drain overflow back into the river

Measurable Success

On the supply side, 91 check dams conserve monsoon water, reviving 135 watercourses. Ample water from wells and conserved runoff has eliminated the need to bore into the aquifers. On the demand side, drip irrigation and sprinklers save water. Conservation measures and captured silt rejuvenate the soil. Consequently, agricultural production has increased substantially and the water table has remained stable. There have been no suicides among families in the programme.
  • Problem
Global competition has driven some suppliers to replace advertised food ingredients with cheaper and sometimes dangerous substitutes
  • Solution
TellSpec, a Canadian-based data company, has developed an affordable, handheld food scanner. This simple solution was designed to provide the most relevant, useful and accurate information about the food we eat. TellSpec’s food scanning solution literally brings food testing in the hands of the consumer
  • Problem
Fossil fuels in kitchens and small industries cause a number of environmental and health problems. Second, they emit high levels of CO2. Burning post-harvest field residues produces smoke, harming both the environment and people in the area. Cutting wood for fuel depletes the forests. Third, lack of employment opportunities pushes rural youth to the cities, depriving the countryside of future entrepreneurs and threatening it with economic stagnation.
  • Solution
In 1999 he founded Nishant Bioenergy P Ltd (NBPL) to produce biomass pellet manufacturing plants and commercial stoves. Environmentally, GE is a winner, providing clean, environmentally-friendly service at competitive cost. Its benefits to users are clear. Economically, the benefits are also clear. Within rural communities, local residents now find employment in each franchise’s pellet factory.

WAFA Award can also help to communicate this possibility globally and here is where our WAFA's series will come in to spread the word to other communities

More information about the series will follow and in the meantime feel free to also peak below into our unfinished version series trailer - end product will be coming soon and please send us your comments as they are most welcome
unfinished version series trailer  - https://we.tl/Fhtq5Vh6rh
A big thank you once again for all your donations
Warmest Regards from WAFA Team
Green Enterprise in India
Green Enterprise in India

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Water Air Food Awards (WAFA)

Location: Sborg - Denmark
Website: http:/​/​www.wafaward.org
Project Leader:
Carlos Saraiva
Soborg, Denmark
$5,330 raised of $67,800 goal
57 donations
$62,470 to go
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