We’ve reached $100,000!

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We’re absolutely delighted to be over the $100,000 mark – that means that we’ve raised two-thirds of our fundraising target!

With just 10 days left, it’s more important than ever that Desolenator hits its goal. Please help us out if you can! Thank you so much to everyone who has contributed and shared our story.

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Take the quiz – find out how much water you waste!

Ever wondered how much water you waste on a weekly basis? Probably not… Then again imagine if you were living in a part of the world with limited access to fresh, clean water you might be a lot more aware of how much you use.

Take our quiz and find out if you are sensible squirrel or a wasteful whale! It is just a bit of fun, but you might learn something about yourself

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Best of the blog: round-up so far

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Here at Desolenator HQ, we’ve been working hard since the autumn to bring you water news, information about the world water crisis, fun facts and of course – updates about our campaign!

You may have learned, for instance, that Desolenator uses desalination to filter its water – but while Desolenator is undoubtedly innovative, this is not new technology. In fact, there are already several parts of the world using desalination to provide water for their populations.

You might have been interested to learn that the most saline body of water in the world is actually in Antarctica. On a similar note, Antarctica also happens to be one of the driest places in the world – it’s technically a desert, despite all that ice. We also took a look at the largest freshwater sources on Earth.

We’ve explored water conflicts, including the India-Pakistan water dispute, and how ancient step wells could be a solution. We made a video to demonstrate how Desolenator could ease some of the difficulties faced by water-stressed communities, and Desolenator’s CEO wrote about the long process it’s taken for his invention to reach this point.

Last but not least, we’ve put together a Christmas thank you video. We do hope you’ll view it and have a laugh with us. We’re really enjoying the journey, and can’t wait for the next step!

Main image: Brian Gratwicke at Flickr Creative Commons

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VIDEO: Merry Christmas and a huge THANK YOU from Desolenator

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With Christmas mere hours away, we’d like to send out a HUGE thank you to every single person who has contributed to our campaign and shared the Desolenator story so far.

It wasn’t long ago that our hopes were just that – hopes – and success seemed unattainable, but the generosity and support of our contributors and well-wishers has changed everything. Desolenator is now well on its way to becoming a reality.

So we hope you’ll watch this short video of thanks from the Desolenator team, and we wish you the merriest of Christmases, a Happy New Year and all good wishes. Words cannot express our thanks for your kindness!

Desolenator: THANK YOU & A MERRY CHRISTMAS 🙂 from Desolenator on Vimeo.

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Six situations in which you’ve already seen Desolenator – without realising

So, we’ve already established that Desolenator has many uses:

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And yes, it’s all very impressive. But if you’ve been following our indiegogo campaign, you’ll know that Desolenator is a WHOLE lot more versatile than that.

That’s right: Desolenator resides in all kinds of watery (and some not so) habitats. You’ve probably had one in your very own swimming/paddling pool at some point, soaking up the rays.

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Desolenator really gets around a bit. They say that Neil Armstrong was the first to reach the moon – but that giant leap for mankind doesn’t even constitute a step for Desolenator. It’s been chilling on the moon for a long time now, no sweat.

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Remember when the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge was a thing? Well, Desolenator was there. You just didn’t notice it in all your excitement.

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And this. Yep, Desolenator broke the internet.

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And finally, this. Can’t stop, won’t stop.

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