Developing enduring partnerships to expand water and energy solutions
We believe that the impact of our work can be expanded when we develop meaningful partnerships with various sectors, such as NGOs, universities, and private and public stakeholders throughout Australia and the Asia Pacific. We are proud to work with our partners to achieve greater impacts, long-term solutions and innovative, holistic solutions to providing sustainably sourced water to those who most need it.
Moerk Water has been working with Murdoch University since 2014 and continues to provide engineering and environmental science students with the opportunity to gain practical experience in solar powered water treatment systems . Martin Brezger, Director of Moerk, has previously accompanied students on a field trip, funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s (DFAT) New Colombo Plan program, to Sulawesi to test out the portable desalination unit in various villages. Students have also gained practical experiences through visiting our workshop in O’Conner, Western Australia and through undertaking internships or conducting research.
Martin Brezger and Barbara Brezger will also be accompanying Murdoch students on another field trip, funded by DFAT’s New Colombo Plan Program, to India and Indonesia in February 2019, with the aim to expand International university partnerships.
Moerk water aims to train and equip international students with the knowledge to bring water provision technology and knowledge back to their home countries. Moerk Water is currently supervising an international student from the Solomon Islands researching his Masters Thesis in Water Quality and Treatment.
International Curtin student, Robert Iromelafo recently led a demonstration of Moerk Water’s portable solar powered reverse osmosis desalination to the Hon. Julie Bishop MP in November 2018.
The Nusa Lembongan Project Funded by the Australian Government
In 2018, Surfrider Foundation Australia was successful in receiving a Friendship Grant from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to fund project in partnership with Moerk Water and Perth NGO, Bottle for Botol to implement solar powered water treatment technology and provide water bottles to a school on Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia. By partnering with Bottle for Botol and Surfrider Foundation Australia to implement a water treatment unit in Nusa Lembongan, we can achieve a greater holistic impact through including the provision of reusable water bottles and environmental education for school students.
surfrider foundation australia
Surfrider Foundation Australia (SFA) is a non-for-profit organisation dedicated to the protection of Oceans, beaches and waves. SFA have been active nationally and internationally in advocating for the elimination of single-use plastics and sustainable changes that ensure healthy oceans and marine life.
Bottle for Botol
Bottle for Botol is a non-for-profit organisation operating in Bali, Indonesia that works to educate school students on plastic pollution and inspire them to use reusable alternatives. Bottle for Botol provide students who have completed the education program with a reusable water bottle to refill at school.
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