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Engineering and Architecture Veterans to Raise $50,000 to Launch Clean Water Initiative Planet Hydra
Date:8/4/2014

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 04, 2014

Planet Hydra, a mobile desalination solution, has launched its 45-day fundraiser using the international crowd funding site, IndieGogo Inc.

Planet Hydra is an aggressive technology-driven response to the world water crisis. As the world’s first sustainable traveling ocean-based vessel equipped with desalination technology, Planet Hydra will provide clean drinking water to people all over the world, particularly to those who have zero access to water resources. Due to the vessel’s power to purify seawater while navigating through international seas and its capability to continue purifying ocean water while remaining moored off-shore, Planet Hydra’s on-demand desalination solution will be a rapid response for any regional demand for water.

“Water is the most crucial element we consume and put in our bodies,” said Las Vegas-based Robert Weinmeier, co-founding engineer of Planet Hydra. “It is not something to take lightly when millions of people in our world don’t have direct access to water. Our vision in creating this project is to stop the water crisis and to make sure it never starts up again.”

More than 85% of the world populates the driest half of the planet, and 783 million people are denied access to clean water daily. Nearly 2.5 billion people live in unsanitary conditions, and approximately 8 million people die annually from water-related diseases and disasters. Planet Hydra’s mission is to decrease these numbers while eliminating such water-related diseases.

“The Planet Hydra concept was an immediate response to my travels to Haiti, where I saw with my own eyes thousands of ill families and children stricken by malnutrition due to the scarcity of clean water,” stated Los Angeles-based Richard Best, co-founder and architect of Planet Hydra. “We hope citizens from all over the world will contribute to Planet Hydra and make this a reality. We will not sto
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