Desal Prize Semi-Finalist Nominees Announced: “Securing Water for Food”

“In the face of continued withering droughts across Western U.S., an energy and cost effective “Desalination” process has become an imperative.” ~ Bruce W. Hoy, C.E.O. of Genesis Nanotechnology, Inc.

Great Things from Small Things .. Nanotechnology Innovation

Desal-Hadera--Israel-2We are pleased to announce the eight Desal Prize Semi-Finalist nominees! The Securing Water for Food Team congratulates this global group of innovators that are helping to develop cost-effective, energy efficient, and environmentally sustainable small-scale desalination technologies. These technologies will provide potable water for humans and water appropriate for agriculture in developing countries. These teams will spend the next few months designing, building and optimizing their prototypes for testing in spring 2015 in New Mexico that will determine which innovations will move on to the finalist stage in the fall 2015 in Jordan.


The Desal Prize is the second “call” under the Securing Water for Food Grand Challenge for Development. While water desalination technologies currently exist, few are suitable for use in rural or remote settings-that’s why the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the…

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