WOTA: A Japanese Solution to Water Shortages?

WOTA recycled water showers post typhoon
WOTA recycled water showers post typhoon. PHOTO: supplied

A Tokyo-based start-up working on small-scale water recycling systems hopes they may help solve water shortages in small island communities.

WOTA’s technology is a response to what it describes as a ‘looming crisis’ in Japan, aging and deteriorating water infrastructure and the prohibitive cost of providing subsidies to keep water utilities solvent. The founders are also concerned about the implications of pollution and climate change on global water supplies. 

WOTA believes part of the solution is breaking the reliance on big, centralised . . .

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