Water, energy, opportunities

H2OME Project

Why

A global problem. A common goal. A versatile and sustainable solution.

The harsh conditions in which millions of people around the world live due to water scarcity is a global challenge for many socially-responsible companies and institutions.

As part of its investment in less fortunate societies through infrastructure development, research and training, the Elecnor Foundation aims to offer appropriate solutions that can be tailored to differing needs, always in accordance with social and environmental sustainability criteria.

Through its mission and Elecnor's R&D and innovation development, the Foundation has managed to create a versatile and efficient response that goes beyond the important task of providing rural communities with access to drinking water.

What

An adaptable, mobile structure. A basic need to meet. Opportunities for community development.

H2OME is a cutting-edge project designed as a "multi-functional sustainable module" to supply drinking water and offer multi-purpose spaces. It consists of a number of recycled shipping containers that can be installed in a variety of ways for a range of uses depending on the needs of each community.

The module's versatility comes from using containers that can be easily and efficiently transported, adapted and installed. It can therefore be used anywhere where there is limited access to water suitable for human consumption.

Our H2OME prototype uses four twenty- and forty-foot containers to provide access to drinking water as well as a generous space suitable for a wide range of social, community, cultural, educational and sports activities.

H2OME was made possible by the Elecnor Group's internal R&D&I FOCUS competition for funding research, development and innovation projects.

How

A drinking water purification system. An open space that can be filled with life. Because 1+1+2 is much more than 4.

The versatility of H2OME enables the autonomous installation and use of the water treatment plant container, converting the upper layer of containers for ground-level use, expanding the open space with additional containers, etc. A multitude of possibilities, all with the same goal: to provide access to drinking water and drive the development of communities with limited resources.

Water purification plant (WPP)

  • This can meet practically all water purification needs.
  • The system can use water from a raw water network, a pressurized pipeline that fills its storage tank or from a portable electric pump equipped with tubing and a feeder cable.

Solar photovoltaic system

  • The system consists of 42 A-290P ATERSA solar photovoltaic panels

Ideas for the multi-function space

  • Library
  • Pharmacy
  • IT room
  • Changing rooms for sports facilities
  • Space for cultural events: concerts, exhibitions, theatre, cinema and videos
  • Classroom for courses and workshops
  • Room for presentations and seminars
  • Space for making traditional craft products
  • And anything else a community needs

What for

An efficient way of supplying water to those who need it most. A social space for a range of activities. A tool for improving quality of life

  • Systematically ensuring a supply of clean drinking water using a transportable, versatile, ecological and economic treatment system.
  • Creating a public space a community can use for activities to meet its needs, forming a mainstay of support for groups at risk of social exclusion.
  • Boosting the socio-economic and educational development of the communities

Data

890 million
people suffer from water scarcity (WHO, 2012)

Investing
in water improves health, drives economic development and boosts human dignity

1+1+2 IS MUCH MORE THAN 4

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twenty-foot container fitted out with a water purification plant (WPP) for producing drinking water using two different processes: multi-layer filtration and ultra-filtration. The WPP can be run from the local electricity supply or using a solar power system

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twenty-foot container equipped with two public washrooms (a shower, washbasin and WC); an area for energy storage fitted out with electricity circuits, and control and automation systems; and a reception/office space.

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forty-foot containers offering a large, open space for workshops, projects and a variety of activities tailored to the requirements of the recipient community.

The project in pictures

The project in pictures