MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The Asian Development Bank is collaborating with Zero Mass Water, Inc. and the Philippine National Electrification Administration to improve access to quality drinking water in urban and remote areas of the Philippines through the use of a new technology that produces drinking water from sunlight and air.

Each hydropanel displaces up to 50,000 standard PET bottles, providing high quality drinking water and eliminating plastic pollution.

In 2017, ADB installed a SOURCE Hydropanel array at its headquarters in Manila to reduce usage of bottled water while showcasing the technology for possible implementation in different parts of the country.

“The deployment of climate-proof drinking water through the SOURCE Hydropanels will help address the water supply problems in rural and off-grid areas, especially in small islands in the Philippines which lack access to both reliable drinking water and electricity,” said ADB Energy Sector Group Chief Mr. Yongping Zhai.

“We are thrilled to partner with ADB and NEA to deploy SOURCE Hydropanels as an innovative solution to the many drinking water challenges in the Philippines,” said ZMW Founder and CEO Mr. Cody Friesen.

“The Philippines’ fragmented geography adds extra barriers for reliance on traditional water infrastructure, yet makes it ideal for our technology providing families, communities, and businesses with drinking water resilience in the form of a sustainable drinking water supply.”

ZMW aims to make safe, high-quality drinking water available to people in developing countries through the use of SOURCE Hydropanels.