The UDUMA service awarded the SOLAR IMPULSE EFFICIENT SOLUTION label
This label guarantees us better access to the market, greater interest from investors…
Aimed at a market worth almost €3 billion and set to see 50% growth by 2050, UDUMA’s drinking water service, designed for African rural and peri-urban zones, has been awarded the SOLAR IMPULSE EFFICIENT SOLUTION label. This label assesses the profitability of products, services and processes that protect the environment. “Obtaining this label and assistance from the people at the SOLAR IMPULSE Foundation guarantees us better access to the market, greater interest from investors, support in our advocacy work, feedback from sector experts, greater credibility and improved visibility,” says a delighted Mikael DUPUIS, Deputy Managing Director of UDUMA.
The UDUMA service is now one of 159 solutions to have been awarded the SOLAR IMPULSE EFFICIENT SOLUTION label in the “Solutions for clean water and sanitation” category (6th Sustainable Development Goal –SDG6) with applications in Africa. UDUMA manages drinking water distribution points (standpipes, manual pumps, autonomous water distribution points, etc.) and provides a continuous, sustainable (10-15-year contracts) and innovative service for rural and semi-urban populations, including preventive and curative maintenance (guaranteed within 72 hours) of water distribution points, a system to track breakdowns and complaints, bacteriological and physico-chemical analysis, and a prepayment and data analysis system.
A sustainable service emitting 1,000 times less CO2 than the mainstream solution
This system is profitable in Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire, where it has been installed since 2019. By 2024, the UDUMA service will manage several thousand drinking water distribution points to benefit around 5 million users in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire and Mali. In addition, it is a sustainable service emitting 1,000 times less CO2 than the mainstream solution.
The SOLAR IMPULSE EFFICIENT SOLUTION label is awarded after rigorous assessment by independent, external experts who follow a certification process audited and accredited by consulting firm EY. The SOLAR IMPULSE Foundation identifies clean, efficient and profitable systems to assist political and economic decision-makers in their efforts to achieve environmental objectives while encouraging them to adopt the more ambitious energy regulations required for the widespread distribution of these solutions on the market.
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