Hamilton Labs Built Environment 3DP, BE3DP, to Integrate Safe Water Garden Waste-water Management & Treatment Systems into Design & Build Homes in Indonesia
25 May 2023
Hamilton Labs is pleased to announce a collaboration with Safe Water Garden (SWG) Pte Ltd, a Singapore based Social Enterprise with a vision to provide a safe and affordable sanitation system for every home in rural areas, to integrate, design and build Safe Water Garden waste-water management and treatment systems into BE3DP housing projects in Indonesia.
The Safe Water Garden (SWG) project was brought to life by a coalition of scientists, concerned people and business partners. The vision is to provide, by 2030, a safe and affordable sanitation system for every home in rural areas in the (sub)tropical world
. The United Nations recognizes the world-changing potential of this vision and invited SWG to exhibit –as one of only 6 examples of a scalable WASH solution– at the March 2023 UN Water Conference in New York.
“Together with Safe Water Gardens, Better Life Foundation and other partners, there’s a unique opportunity for the Hamilton Labs Built Environment 3DP Ecosystem to bring BE3DP to an industrial production level where it is possible to scale up for true savings and make the homes we BE3DP truly Sustainable in every sense of the word. Look at the plastic parts of the SWG in picture 2, the Leach Field Garden, in the illustration below”, said Willy. “We could now work with Safe Water Gardens to explore 3D printing the components 1 and 3 of the SWG system illustrated below using recycled and Ocean Bound Plastic.”.
“With scale as we have a pipeline of up to 35,000 BE3DP homes in Indonesia over 5 years, Safe Water Garden and Hamilton Labs can realise our vision of better sanitation for all to improve lives, to save lives.”, Willy added. “Very exciting!”, Marc echoed. “We welcome partners and funding on our journey together”.
“Safe Water Garden systems are currently installed in over 700 homes and schools in Indonesia and Nepal as well as at the place where the SWG started, LooLa Eco Adventure resort in Bintan, Indonesia.”. “Sustainability isn't just crucial for the planet, helping to roll it out amongst communities is lots of fun too!”, exclaims Dr Marc van Loo, Initiator and Co-Founder of Safe Water Garden.
Dutch by birth, cosmologist by training, educator and international educational author by profession, Marc started LooLa Adventure Resort in 2000 – which went on to become the world’s most highly decorated eco resort (including World # 1 Responsible Eco Tourism Operator in 2015, and Singapore’s best sustainable SME in 2016 and 2017). Leveraging on the eco-awards, and spurred on by the preventable death of the daughter of Loola’s cook, LooLa’s team initiated the Safe Water Garden concept in 2015. Together with an ever-growing group of passionate supporters, Marc drives the mission to bring safe sanitation to the whole (sub)tropical world.