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An incredible machine that traps moisture from air could solve the water shortage that affects so many people worldwide. This was the device donated to the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation last month and presented directly to HSH Prince Albert by Angela Van Wright Von Berger, President of the NGO Unakids, and Marco Honegger, founder of the Watershed Association and co-founder of SEAS, the company which manufactures the machine.
Graziano Giacomini, President of Association SEAS, said: “It’s a machine that extracts humidity from the air and then a sponge that fills with water is pressed so the water can descend. The machine creates completely potable water, which we can drink. This equipment serves to help countries where drinking water is rare, where water is polluted, or where populations cannot conveniently find water.”
Watershed, which was founded in Monaco last year, has identified areas where the “AWA Modula 25” can be put to best use. It can produce up to 250 litres of water a day, and the Foundation will be sending this particular water fountain to Burkina Faso, where it will be put to use by the Burkina Faso Red Cross training centre, which is being constructed using the structure of the Monaco Pavilion from the Milan Expo.
A second person has died from Covid-19 in Monaco. Meanwhile, the Principality’s Minister of State has fully recovered from the virus.
Now more than ever, health is at the forefront of everyone’s minds. On 7th April, we have an opportunity to thank the nurses and midwives of the Principality during World Health Day 2020.
Monaco’s support workers caring for the most vulnerable in the community are making heroic efforts to maintain vital ties to the elderly and disabled, whilst trying to remain safe themselves during the crisis.
Since confinement began on 18th March, the Monaco police force has made 11,000 traffic checks on drivers entering the Principality.