VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Quest Water Global, Inc. (OTCBB:QWTR) ("Quest" and or "Quest Water" and or "Company"), an innovative water technology company, and developer of the AQUAtap™ Community Drinking Water Station and WEPS™ Water Extraction and Purification System, announces it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") with the Water for Women Foundation ("WFW Foundation") to deliver water purification solutions to rural communities in Southern Africa. The MOU focuses on Quest Water and the WFW Foundation assembling, deploying and operating the Company's AQUAtap™ Community Drinking Water Supply and Distribution Stations in specific geographic locations within South Africa's nine provinces, including the enclave of Lesotho. The intent of our collaboration is to provide pure drinking water to rural communities including approximately 1,300 rural schools that currently lack a natural supply of clean water.
"We believe that Quest Water's purification and distribution system is an attractive and viable option for Southern Africa," said Ann Heystek, Chairman and Founder of the WFW Foundation in South Africa. "Quest Water's AQUAtap Community Drinking Water Stations are ideal for regions that lack adequate infrastructure to distribute clean drinking water to remote rural areas. We have been working with local government officials and financing sources to identify water technologies that offer safe and economical solutions while employing the best practices in green technology to bring clean water to those most in need."
The mission of the WFW Foundation (www.WFWFoundation.com) is to bring awareness to the plight of women and children in rural areas throughout Africa through education and funding initiatives that bring clean water to prevent life threatening water-borne diseases and enable sustainable agriculture.
"The Water for Women Foundation is the ideal organization for us to partner with. They are committed to finding innovative solutions that purify contaminated water for women and children in rural areas, and have the local and global connections to make their projects happen," said John Balanko, Quest Water Global Co-Founder and CEO. "Our initial objective is to identify and prioritize several rural schools that are most in need and install customized AQUAtap™ Community Drinking Water Stations commencing in 2013."
About Water For Women Foundation
The Water For Women Foundation's objective is to bring awareness to the plight of women and children in rural areas throughout Africa, which will uplift and empower through education and funding initiatives that bring clean water to prevent life threatening water-borne diseases and to enable sustainable agriculture. 100 to 150 million people will be lifted out of hunger of women have access to vital resources such as water. It is our belief that in raising awareness, governments across Africa will support our initiative to bring valuable technological expertise to our shores; to enable local manufacture and production of biotechnology, nanotechnology and solar technology products, and make them more affordable and accessible to those in need.
About Quest Water Global Inc.
Quest Water Global Inc., and its wholly-owned operating subsidiary Quest Water Solutions Inc., is an innovative water technology company that provides sustainable and environmentally sound solutions to water scarce regions. We use proven technologies to create economically viable products that address the critical shortage of clean drinking water in developing countries. Our goal is to address the vital issue of water quality and water supply by providing an alternative, sustainable source of pure water at the smallest possible environmental cost to global areas in need, while becoming a leading company in providing turn-key solutions using alternative energy for the purification, desalination, and distribution of clean drinking water.
Utilizing patented, solar-powered, water purification technology, Quest Water has developed a highly efficient, self-contained, community-operated water distribution system, designed to provide a sustainable solution to communities who lack the resources and infrastructure to access a clean, reliable water source. Quest Water's compact, transportable water purifier, the AQUAtap™, is a powerful water filtration system that can take a typically unsafe water source, like polluted wells, rivers, lakes, and boreholes, as well as saline, and brackish sources, and create 100% purified, natural drinking water for entire communities, with an average output of over 20,000 liters a day. The patented Aquatap technology is also beneficial to the environment, using no harmful chemicals throughout the entire process as well as producing zero carbon emissions. The AQUAtap™ was designed at the request of the Angolan government, with ease of transport, installation, and operation in mind.
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