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HAITI WATER RESOURCES SOLVED

Water resources in Haiti are a major concern.

The lack of adequate safe (potable) water supplies for basic human needs is a significant problem throughout Haiti, although surface and ground water resources are abundant. This situation leads to increased competition for limited resources. Several of the main reasons for this situation are:

  • uneven rainfall distribution;
  • degradation of the watersheds caused by deforestation;
  • rapid growth in urban areas with demand beyond capacity;
  • poor distribution networks;
  • poor water resources management;
  • no single agency responsible for management of water ;
  • lack of adequate data needed to make informed decisions;
  • poor irrigation supply network leading to underdevelopment; 
  • lack of wastewater  treatment and solid waste disposal.

Most of the streams are relatively small and less than 100 kilometers long. With each passing year, the rivers and streams flow more like torrents and less like stable permanent rivers. The largest natural lake in the country is Étang Saumâtre has no outlet, and contains brackish water. Many of the smaller natural lakes that exist throughout the country also contain brackish water. 

ABJECT POVERTY

About 54 percent of the population lives in abject poverty. Based on 1997 estimates, the unemployment rate in a work force of approximately 3.6 million is about 38 percent.

Only 61.7% of the population have jobs but these are the working poor as many make only $3.10 per day. Women are least likely to go to school or have a job. Violence against women is common with 22.8% of women reporting abuse – what of the abuse that goes unreported? Of course the issue of “restavek” children or child slavery persists despite national and international laws. It is a socially accepted norm to sell children ages 5-15 and to make then work for no pay, to deny them the opportunity to attend school and results in children being abused both physically and sexually.

In Cite Soleil – the largest slum in Haiti is 3 square miles and has about 200-300,000 people. Most are unemployed and the vast majority are children. In Haiti 65% of the people are under 25 years old. The children live in extreme hunger and are exposed to gang violence, high risk for HIV/AIDS, no opportunity for an education, no sewer system and rat infestations. On average – nine people live in one shack.

Most people who live in the slums state their biggest fear is violence – especially for women and girls (Haugen and Boutros, 2014). In the slums, this problem is rampant; acts of violence are intentionally hidden, legal protection is non-existent and violence keeps the poor from ever escaping poverty.

Port-au-Prince

Water supply for Port-au-Prince, the most populated area in Haiti, is poor. In 1995 only about 35 percent of the nearly 2.5 million inhabitants had access to the water system. Most receive water only twice a week. The lack of service is attributed to

  • system losses associated with the age of the distribution system and theft of service, estimated at 60 percent;
  •  interruptions in the power supply to the wells and pumps; and
  •  contamination of water sources.

Over the past 10 years, heavy migration from rural areas to towns and cities has seriously affected the housing situation. Epidemics including malaria, typhoid, chronic diarrhea, and intestinal infections are caused by water contaminated by rubbish and fecal matter. Infants are especially vulnerable to these diseases, accounting for the death of up to one-third of all children before the age of five.

The Port-au-Prince municipal water system supplies water to about one-third of the population. The main sources of water for the municipal water system are 18 springs in the hills south of the city. These sources are facing several major problems that are decreasing the quality and quantity of the water entering the municipal water system. All of the springs are reported to be contaminated by biological contamination from human and solid wastes with a couple of the springs being too polluted to be used.

HERE LIES THE SOLUTION

Northern and windward slopes of mountainous areas of Dominican Republic commonly receive two to three times as much precipitation as leeward slopes of Haiti.(This accounts for the seasonal drought-like conditions of Haiti.)  Here lies the solution to our problem.

Based on the vortex or a physical phenomena of the Spiral:

 

HUG Spiraling Pipeline

How much money to solve the water crisis?

Most people are taking a serious look at the numbers within the context of the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) to “reduce by half the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation by 2015.”

The World Bank offers a range of cost estimates to reach MDG goals. They estimate the cost of reaching “basic levels of coverage…in water and sanitation” to be $9 billion at the low end, and $30 billion a year for “achieving universal coverage” for water and sanitation.

The United Nations Development Program estimates the cost of meeting the MGD to be about $10 billion a year.”

A Case Study

To give you an idea of the extent of present project prices, in South Dakota, Minnesota, and Iowa, construction on a 400-mile water pipeline is about to be underway. The Lewis and Clark Rural Water System consists of five reservoirs and seven pump stations, supplying and delivering over 27.2 million gallons of water per day (1.2 m3/s) to communities within the tri-state area. The water will be extracted from a series of wells along the Missouri River and will supply over 200,000 people (at $1,800 each) with high quality drinking water. The cost of this project is estimated at about $360 million and will take 10 to 12 years to complete.

Water Transfer Privatization has Failed.

Water shortages are caused by lack of political will, institutional obstruction, greed, corruption and chains from the past.

Millions of people could have to wait years for clean water as some of the world’s largest companies pull out of developing countries because of growing doubts about privatization projects, a major UN report reveals today.

Last week Suez, one of the world’s largest water companies, said that it was now impossible for it to work in Latin America.  One of the chief executive of Suez Environment, which has major contracts in Argentina, Bolivia and Haiti, said: “We are not a political organization, but how can we do our job if the political system in countries changes its mind so often?

The world’s largest water companies are not solving the water crisis, so what should we do?

Not Privatization of Water: Public-Private Partnerships

But where does the fuel or profit come from?  It comes from Public-Private Partnerships, which introduces a meaningful private sector involvement. This can be done in at least two of the following three structural elements: design, build,  or operate, one of which must include operate. 

 Living Water Is Corporation will initiate and bring together private financing  with its associate partners.

 

LWI HUG

Once completed, the underdeveloped country will then lease the facility back to the private partner under a long-term lease.  The private partner involved in the design and construction of the infrastructure has an opportunity to earn a reasonable 10% to 15% real pre-tax equity return. That means the underdeveloped country shares in the other 85% to  90%.

How different will the HUG technology be? 

Presently,  excess fresh water is wasted as it flows into the ocean. Present technology of water transfer is limited to 80 km between pumping stations.  No one has considered the possibility of transferring fresh water through the ocean over a distance of ten times that limitation of 80 km. One can float these pipelines at a depth of 30 meters in an ocean environment, which allows one country to sell its excess water to another country over a long distance. 

WATER RESOURCES IN HAITI SOLVEDHaiti Water Solved This fresh water pipeline is extruded directly into the ocean from a barge or from a sea shore without any welding required.

Haiti Water Solved

 

WATER RESOURCES IN HAITI SOLVED

Water Shortages: New Patented Pipelines, SPIRAL*, a Solution?

A little known secret is that water never wants to flow in a straight line as in the case of present pipelines.  Instead, the molecules of water wants to align itself in a vortex not unlike how the water leaves your bathtub — in a whirlpool configuration. 

So the new technology simply creates an environment where the water flows in a corkscrew fashion, but at four times the speed and with little or no friction. The sides of the pipeline have similar striations as found in the rifling contours inside the barrel of a rifle.fibonacci cylinder8

 

HELPING SOLVE WORLD’S CARBON POLLUTION

New Trees are the only solution to soaking up Carbon Dioxide:

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A Full Scale Aquaponic Tree Nursery in Africa supported by:

  1. A Micro Hydro Electric System: no dams: HugENERGY.us
  2. An Irrigation System: NORTHydro.com
  3. A Rabbit and Fish Farm: AfriCAPITALISM.us
  4. An Agroforestry Intercrop System: LivingWaterIs.com
  5. The Charitable Arm: SunnyUp.net
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  7. Thunder of Justice: ThunderofJustice.com
  8. Deliverance Is: DeliveranceIs.com

OUR STRATEGY

Stage 1  Today’s Tall Trees Nursery: Carbon Tax Fund 
Stage 2  Agricultural Mechanization 
Stage 3   Micro Finance & Landlord Cooperatives 
Stage 4   Irrigation in Remote Areas using kinetic energy from moving water.
Stage 5   Electricity Created in Remote Areas using moving water without the use of a dam.

 

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Carbon Tax NOT Enough

Carbon emissionsCarbon Tax Failure: NOT Enough

There is a failure of the press to cover urgency of carbon tax. Carbon should not flow unpriced into the atmosphere, any more than you should be allowed to toss your garbage in the street. It makes no sense that the fossil fuel industry is allowed to put out their waste for free, using the atmosphere as an open sewer.

Nearly all of those decisions share a common, crucial element: they are shaped, by the relative prices of available energy choices. The only way to get enough change is to send a price signal so that everyone from investors to car buyers will change their behavior automatically:  a kind of perpetual motion machine. 

A straightforward plan is simply to tax carbon directly. Canada has introduced the gradual approach of a $10/ton of carbon emissions to finally get the ball rolling, while some of the provinces have elected to increase this tax to $30/ton.  In the meantime, Exxon has been planning for $50 a ton to make sure it won’t put a crimp in their business.  

Yes, carbon tax is inevitable but one thing stands in the way: PRICE POINT.  If we want to move the needle, we have to move the market. We need a top down message. A steadily rising tax on fossil fuels will send a strong price signal. A proposed carbon tax pending in the New York state legislature (A.B. 8372:  proposes to increase the tax gradually from $35 to $185 per ton.) 

Is that the only thing that needs to be done?

To keep the pressure on carbon emissions, a “fee-and-dividend” approach sets a price on carbon, and then rebates all the revenue straight to citizens, perhaps even sending them a monthly check. Yes, the price we pay at the pump goes up but the check covers the increased cost.  It’s called revenue neutrality.

 It’s one arrow in a quiver full of other arrows we’re going to need. As we see temperatures shattering new records every month, we need to do everything:  not just a price on carbon, but dramatic subsidies for renewables to speed their spread.

We know what to do, but building a will to do it seems like an insuperable obstacle.

The definition of quixotic: foolishly impractical especially in the pursuit of ideals especially marked by rash lofty romantic ideas or extravagantly chivalrous action.  Our rash ideas are bringing us to the opposite direction with no change in sight.

The clock ticks and each month we lose ground and face a warmer future and a bigger challenge to reign in green house gas effects on our life support on this planet. Building such an effort requires an international cooperation far beyond anything accomplished thus far, with an effort comparable to, or greater than, World War II.

In the pre-industrial global carbon cycle before 1750, there was zero carbon change. It was not unlike a chemical equilibrium that automatically balances itself.

CARBON TAX NOT ENOUGH CARBON TAX NOT ENOUGH

Carbon cycle for the 1990’s: in billions of tons of CO2

Our CO2 emission debt is still in the RED. This does not even consider the mounting debt load that has already accumulated in the global carbon cycle, as we witness temperatures shattering new records every month.

Fossil fuels emit only 3% of total CO2 emissions. 95% comes from rotting vegetation. The dead wood and weeds can’t simply be stored in air tight underground. Burying a biomass will eventually result is methane, which is 23 times more harmful to the climate: it will inevitably attract termites which would mess up the project by puncturing holes in the airtight burial chambers.

There is an easier solution. If you heat this wood properly, the resulting by product is charcoal. Charcoal applied to agricultural land increases the fertility of the soil. This has been used in the past by Indians in the pre-Columbian Amazon basin. Continue reading Carbon Tax NOT Enough

Electrified Vehicles: Battery or Hydrogen

GOOD WORD FOR THE ELECTRIC CAR

Over the next 30 years we will see automobiles fully electrify. Gas emissions produced by traditional cars are poisoning the air that we breathe: in big cities the situation is critical. We need to change, and electrified vehicles is the solution. But which one: Battery or Hydrogen?

electrified vehicle


Electric cars future

Energy efficient, battery-powered cars will, by 2025, be cheaper to buy than conventional, gasoline-powered cars.

Bloomberg New Energy Finance recently reported that the price of the zero emission cars is largely due to falling battery costs. The report says that “batteries currently account for about half the cost of EVs, and their prices will fall by about 77 percent between 2016 and 2030.”

Automaker Renault predicts ownership costs of electric vehicles will, by the early 2020s, equal that of conventional gas-powered vehicles.

The report also noted that by 2025 14% of new car sales, or 100 million electric cars globally, will be electric vehicles.

For fleet operators, this is good news. In 2014, greencarreports.com reported that electric vehicle fleets could save operators an average of $16,000 each, compared to the traditional vehicles over a service life of seven years. Now, the cost savings is clearly larger.

One of the challenges, however, with electric vehicles is total energy demand. The energy demand created by fully charging an electric vehicle (EV) can be as high as total domestic electricity consumption for one household, albeit more concentrated over particular periods of the day as well as geographical areas.

The latest study by McKinsey* et al (Electrifying insights: How automakers can drive electrified vehicle sales and profitability) claim around 2030 or so, EVs will be price competitive with conventional cars, which was based on sound data. 

Electrified Vehicles

The report states that consumer demand is starting to shift in favor of slightly. While more than 20 per cent of new car shoppers think about buying a new battery-powered electric car, less than 0.5 per cent actually does buy.

There is still a battery barrier.

The 2016 estimated pack cost of ~$227/kWh means that a 60 kWh battery becomes a $13,600 component of the car. We may have to wait between 2025 and 2030, when battery pack costs fall below $100/kWh, creating financial headwinds for Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) automakers.  That’s a cost saving of $5,000 per car. 

Relying on increasingly large lithium ion batteries to assuage range anxiety is not a practical long-term solution to eliminating greenhouse gases. Electric-powered automobiles are not a bad idea; pure battery-powered BEVs are a bad idea.

electrified vehicles

It’s going to take more than just cheap lithium ion to bring about the end of the internal combustion engine.  Building an infrastructure to service this type of technology when there are quicker and more efficient recharging models available is a monumental waste of money.

Electric cars future

Hydrogen vs. Electric: Which is actually more efficient?

Continue reading Electrified Vehicles: Battery or Hydrogen

California Canyon Wave Energy

HUG Wave EnergyCalifornia Wave Energy Solved

The HUG California Canyon Wave Energy is a game changer. It promises to bring electricity created from ocean wave energy from the canyons of the shores of California at a very low cost.

 

California Canyon Wave Energy
California Canyon Wave Energy: Monterey
California Canyon Wave Energy
California Canyon Wave Energy: Santa Barbara
California Canyon Wave Energy
California Canyon Wave Energy: Moss Landing
California Canyon Wave Energy
California Canyon Wave Energy: Cape Mendocino

HUG Wave Energy Now enter a new use which is more profitable: the creation of electricity. Now it makes sense to spend over $25 million on the project because of a very lucrative return on investments: 19%/year in first year to 105%/year thereafter.

THINKING “OUT OF THE BOX” Continue reading California Canyon Wave Energy

River Fed Ocean Wave Energy

Ocean Wave Energy 

The HUG River Fed Energy is a game changer. It promises to bring electricity created from River Fed ocean wave energy to the shores of the world  at a very low cost. The potential projects are selected from both Colombia and Venezuela in an area where there is more rainfall than in any part of the world: the Choco

At a River Outlet:

This approach adds river water to the height of the reservoir if flooding is not an issue.  The river continues to flow unabated. The spawning of fish will not be affected because a large transfer pipe is used to feed river water into the reservoir.

This approach includes the possibility of adding more HUGs.

 

Venezuela Wave Energy
Venezuela Wave Energy: Cocalita
Colombia Wave Energy
Colombia Wave Energy: Choco El Valle
Colombia Wave Energy
Colombia Wave Energy: Choco Jurado
Colombia Wave Energy
Colombia Wave Energy: Choco Puerto Reyes
Colombia Wave Energy
Colombia Wave Energy: Choco Borojo
Colombia Wave Energy
Colombia Wave Energy: Choco Pizarro
Colombia Wave Energy
Colombia Wave Energy: Choco Tribuga

HUG Wave Energy Now enter a new use which is more profitable: the creation of electricity. Now it makes sense to spend over $25 million on the project because of a very lucrative return on investments: 19%/year in first year to 105%/year thereafter.

THINKING “OUT OF THE BOX” Continue reading River Fed Ocean Wave Energy

Island Wave Energy

  Island Wave Energy Potential

The HUG Island Wave Energy is a game changer. It promises to bring electricity created from ocean wave energy to the ocean shores of the islands of the world  at a very low cost.

The following images are located along the  coast wherever there is a natural small bay. This type of topography reduces the cost of the reservoir.

Islands have the most to gain:

*BARBADOS

  • Surfer’s Point, Barbados
Barbados Wave Energy:
Barbados Wave Energy: Conset Bay

*BERMUDA

  • North Shore, Bermuda

CANADA

  • *Tofino, Jordan River, Byron Bay, Vancouver Island
Vancouver Wave Energy
Vancouver Wave Energy: Tofino

*DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

  • La Puntilla (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

*ENGLAND

  • Watergate Bay, Sennen Cove, Cornwall, England 

*FIJI

  • Cloudbreak, Tavarua Island, Fiji
Fiji Wave Energy
Fiji Wave Energy: Suva
Fiji Wave Energy
Fiji Wave Energy: Voua

*FRENCH POLYNESIA (TAHITI)

  • Teahupoo, Tahiti 
Tahiti Wave Energy
Tahiti Wave Energy: Teahupo

*ICELAND

  • Grindavik Antenas, Iceland
Iceland Wave Energy
Iceland Wave Energy: Grondavik

*INDONESIA

  • Lance’s Right, Sipora, Mentawais Islands, Sumatera Barat
  • Uluwatu and Kuta, Bali, Indonesia
  • Nihiwatu, Sumba, Indonesia
  • *Nias Islands, Indonesia
  • *Kanduis, Indonesia
  • * Legon Par, Swari, Indonesia
Indonesia Wave Energy
Indonesia Wave Energy: Lagun Pari Sawai

*IRELAND

  • Bundoran Beach, County Donegal, Ireland Ballymore

    Ireland Scotland Wave Energy
    Ireland Wave Energy: Ballymore West

*JAPAN

  • Fukuoka, Japan

*MALDIVES

  • Pasta Point, Maldives
  • Sultans, North Male, Maldives

*MICRONESIA

  • P-Pass, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia

*NEW ZEALAND

  • Manu Bay, Raglan, New Zealand
  • *Tuapeka Point, Chatham Islands, New Zealand
New Zealand Ocean Wave Energy
New Zealand Wave Energy: Gates Harbour

*PHILIPPINES

  • Cloud Nine, Siargao Island, Philippines 
Philippines Wave Energy
Philippines Wave Energy: Siargao Island

*SAMOA

  • Coconuts, Samoa
*SCOTLAND: Brue and Barvas
Scotland Wave Energy
Scotland Wave Energy: Brue, Barvas

*SRI LANKA

  • Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka

*TAIWAN

  • Fulong Beach, Taiwan
Taiwan Wave Energy
Taiwan Wave Energy: Jia Le Shui

*TASMANIA

  • Shipstern Bluff, Tasmania,

*THAILAND

  • Surin Beach, Phuket, Thailand

HAWAII

  • *Pipeline and Backdoor, Oahu, Hawaii
  • *Honolua Bay, Maui, Hawaii
  • *Jaws, Maui, Hawaii
  • *Hanalei Bay, Hawaii
Hawaii Wave Energy
Hawaii Wave Energy: near Maliko Bay

AFRICA

*CANARY ISLANDS

  • The Bubble, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

*CAPE VERDE

  • Ponta Preta, Maio, Cape Verde

*MADAGASCAR

  • Flameballs, Madagascar

*MAURITIUS

  • Black Rocks, Bernace, Madame Barry, One Eye, Tailor’s Point 

MOZAMBIQUE

  • Tofinho Point, Mozambique

*REUNION ISLAND

  • Cachera, Kelonia, Le Jetty, St. Pierre, Saint Leu

HUG Wave Energy Now enter a new use which is more profitable: the creation of electricity. Now it makes sense to spend over $25 million on the project because of a very lucrative return on investments: 19%/year in first year to 105%/year thereafter.

THINKING “OUT OF THE BOX” Continue reading Island Wave Energy

Hawaii Wave Energy

The Hawaii Wave Energy PotentialHUG Wave Energy

The HUG Hawaii  Wave Energy is a game changer. It promises to bring electricity created from ocean wave energy to the ocean shores of Hawaii at a very low cost.

Hawaii would seem a natural site for such technology. As any surfer can tell you, it is blessed with powerful waves. The island state also has the nation’s highest electricity costs—largely because of its heavy reliance on oil delivered by sea—and has a legislative mandate to get 100 percent of its energy from renewables by 2045.

The following images are located along the  coast of Hawaii wherever there is a natural small bay. This type of topography reduces the cost of the reservoir.

 

Hawaii Wave Energy
Hawaii Wave Energy: Kalihiwai
Hawaii Wave Energy
Hawaii Wave Energy: Pupukea
Hawaii Wave Energy
Hawaii Wave Energy: Honolua Bay
Hawaii Wave Energy
Hawaii Wave Energy: near Maliko Bay

HUG Wave Energy Now enter a new use which is more profitable: the creation of electricity. Now it makes sense to spend over $25 million on the project because of a very lucrative return on investments: 19%/year in first year to 105%/year thereafter.

THINKING “OUT OF THE BOX” Continue reading Hawaii Wave Energy

World Wave Energy

The World Wave Energy Potential

HUG Wave Energy

The HUG World Wave Energy is a game changer. It promises to bring electricity created from ocean wave energy to the ocean shores of the world  at a very low cost.

The following images are located along the  coast wherever there is a natural small bay. This type of topography reduces the cost of the reservoir.

At a River Outlet:

This approach adds river water to the height of the reservoir if flooding is not an issue.  This approach includes the possibility of adding more HUGs.

United States: Alaska

Alaska Wave Energy
Alaska Wave Energy: Bear Island
Alaska Wave Energy
Alaska Wave Energy: Yakutat

 

Argentina: Extreme South

Argentina Wave Energy
Argentina Wave Energy: Terra del Fuego

Norway: near Farstad

Norway Wave Energy
Norway Wave Energy: Farstad

Namibia: Fish River Canyon

Namibia Wave Energy
Namibia Wave Energy: Fish River Canyon

Guatemala

Guatemala Wave Energy
Guatemala Wave Energy

HUG Wave Energy Now enter a new use which is more profitable: the creation of electricity. Now it makes sense to spend over $25 million on the project because of a very lucrative return on investments: 19%/year in first year to 105%/year thereafter.

THINKING “OUT OF THE BOX” Continue reading World Wave Energy

South Africa Wave Energy

 The South Africa Wave Energy Potential

HUG Wave Energy

The HUG South Africa Wave Energy is a game changer. It promises to bring electricity created from ocean wave energy to the ocean shores of South Africa at a very low cost.

The following images are located along the west coast of South Africa wherever there is a natural small bay. This type of topography reduces the cost of the reservoir.

 

South Africa Wave Energy

South Africa Wave Energy South Africa Wave Energy

South Africa Wave Energy South Africa Wave Energy South Africa Wave Energy South Africa Wave Energy South Africa Wave Energy
South Africa Wave Energy

 

HUG Wave Energy Now enter a new use which is more profitable: the creation of electricity. Now it makes sense to spend over $25 million on the project because of a very lucrative return on investments: 19%/year in first year to 105%/year thereafter.

THINKING “OUT OF THE BOX” Continue reading South Africa Wave Energy

Washington Oregon Wave Energy

Washington Oregon Wave Energy Potential

HUG Wave Energy

The HUG Washington Oregon Wave Energy is a game changer. It promises to bring electricity created from ocean wave energy to the ocean shores of Washington  at a very low cost.

The following images are located along the coast of Washington and Oregon wherever there is a natural small bay. This type of topography reduces the cost of the reservoir.

 

Washington Wave Energy
Washington Wave Energy: Wedderburn Gold Beach

There is additional  river water that adds to the height of the reservoir if flooding and boat access is not an issue.

Washington Wave Energy
Washington Wave Energy: Orick
Washington Wave Energy
Washington Wave Energy: Sixes
Washington Wave Energy
Washington Wave Energy

HUG Wave Energy Now enter a new use which is more profitable: the creation of electricity. Now it makes sense to spend over $25 million on the project because of a very lucrative return on investments: 19%/year in first year to 105%/year thereafter.

THINKING “OUT OF THE BOX” Continue reading Washington Oregon Wave Energy