DWSS Project addresses accessibility and funding issues in remote rural communities. With the power of the Internet of Things, DWSS provides an off-grid smart sanitation unit with remote monitoring and early warning systems. Using a mobile app, farmers are informed of the nutrient loads in the treated water to encourage wastewater reuse and optimize the usage of fertilizers. The sanitation unit is financed by the end users through a monthly subscription paid with mobile wallets.
DWSS is BENAA’s latest nexus project that has emerged from a collaboration between BENAA and GSMA. As the project is funded by GSMA Innovation Fund.
Farmers and end users use mobile payment services to pay subscription. These services do not need bank accounts and can be accessed through mobile networks all over rural areas in Egypt.
And as we have accounted for the average income per capita in Egyptian rural areas, and the variance in household and village sizes, and found out that each unit will break even after 3 to 4 years. From this mark, each unit will be generating steady monthly revenue.
Driving climate impact through Frontier technologies
Watch the launch of the GSMA ClimateTech report "Emerging Trends in Climate Tech Innovations” during Climate Action Week in 2023.
This video is featuring BENAA and other innovative startups that are fighting climate change by using technology for development with the support of the GSMA Innovation Fund
We in BENAA are pleased to find our DWSS project featured in the Emerging Trends in Climate Tech Innovations, and we invite you to take a look at the report (https://bit.ly/3PzwWji) to learn further about our efforts for Climate Resilience and Adaptation
The new Climate Tech publication profiles the 12 successful organizations selected under the GSMA Innovation Fund for Climate Resilience and Adaptation, which is supported by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, as well as trends across all 524 applications: