In the final voting, NextGen Water’s multidisciplinary team emerged at the forefront, comprising Dr. Hussam Hussein, a political scientist from the Royal Scientific Society (Jordan), Dr. Amit Kumar, an environmental engineer from Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), Mr. Manoj Matwal, a conservation and sustainability consultant from the Harela Society (India), and Dr. Tamlyn Naidu, a chemical engineer from the University of the Witwatersrand’s Centre for Water Research and Development (South Africa).
Their innovative approach illuminated the risks of emerging contaminants like PFAS and pharmaceuticals in various water sources, from drinking to household and even recycled water. The project’s core is an advanced cavitation based oxidative technique (developed by CLEWATEC), targeting contaminants at their molecular level, and removing the need for filtration. Proposing a partnership with farmers, the team aims to reduce the use of contaminated water, thereby enhancing the purity of agricultural produce and boosting yields. Moreover, a robust public awareness campaign intends to inform communities about these unknown water challenges and drive legislative and policy change.
This initiative advocates for tighter contamination controls and the adoption of refined purification methods, ensuring clean and safe water for all. Conceptual in its origin, the project embodies the synergy of cutting-edge science and community engagement, setting a new benchmark for water purification solutions. The team remains collaboratively engaged on this pivotal topic, while the technology undergoes further refinement through R&D.

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