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Yes, They Know It’s Christmas Time in Africa

Roving Blue® announces the launch of a Charitable Program making their technology available for drastically reduced prices.

At least where the Maasai live in Kajiado County, Kenya, they will.

The idea was born just last week at the Global Water Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
There, members of the Maasai tribe and the IndiMark charitable organization met with several companies to explore solutions to the tribe’s many water challenges.

“We are not THE solution, but we can be an important part of the solution.” says Yana DeMyer CEO of Roving Blue®, Inc. a Wisconsin company that manufactures a water purification device called the “Ozo-Pod® 10. “This is the perfect time of year to announce our charitable pricing program. That song by Band Aid always makes me tear up, now I feel like celebrating, because we have found a way to “let them know it’s Christmas time!”

Roving Blue®’s team was inspired by the good work that IndiMark does, and wanted to help them in their efforts.
The Charitable Program makes Roving Blue’s technology available for drastically reduced prices. For example, an Ozo-Pod® 10, which sells for $179 here in the US, will be made available for $89.00. One Ozo-Pod® 10 can ensure safe water for 4 families for over a year for less than 1/300 of a cent. Readers wishing to donate may go here.

 

Roving Blue and IndiMark Launch a Charitable Program at The Global Water Center. Pictured left to right: Joseph Koyei, Jane Nampaso, Yana DeMyer and Daniel Iree

Roving Blue®’s innovative new technology puts “The Power of EO3™”, electrolytic ozone, in the palm of your hand.

Ozone, a form of oxygen, is more powerful than chlorine when dissolved in water. This low voltage device (which can be run from a motorcycle battery which can be charged by the sun) kills bacteria, virus, and cysts. Cholera, typhoid fever, e-coli and salmonella are just a few organisms that are eradicated by ozone. When its job is done, ozone quickly and harmlessly reverts to oxygen.

Roving Blue®’s technology is small, robust, and has no moving parts, so it’s ideal for austere living conditions. It will allow the villagers to keep captured rainwater pure, as well as enable them to use water from the same pools that the cattle drink from and wade in.

“The water may not be pretty, but it will be safe to drink”, ensures Yana.

IndiMark is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in July 2018. We are located in Madison, Wisconsin. Other charitable organizations may contact Roving Blue®’s Director of Sales, Meli Lussier, for details of the program.

Roving Blue CEO Yana DeMyer to Speak at Water Leaders Summit 2017

WATER LEADERS SUMMIT 2017 – A SECURE FUTURE NEEDS WATER

May 23-24 | Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA | Register today

In a digital world, a chain-link fence and a padlock won’t secure your water system.

Water Leaders Summit 2017 is The Water Council’s headline event for the local, national and global water industry. Register to secure your spot to join us on May 23-24 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin – Where Water Works – to connect with a diverse group of water leaders from around the world.

This year’s big idea is focused on water security and brings together thought-leaders at the heart of water security strategy. We’ll be thinking about and talking about security not as a defensive crouch, but as a creative tool. What does it mean to achieve water security? How do you make your community’s water future secure, for people and companies, for cities and for the environment? How do you develop smart, resilient water strategies to avoid water insecurity?

Back by popular demand, Charles Fishman, author of “The Big Thirst” and contributor for Fast Company, will lead provocative “story starters” followed by big idea conversations with water leaders from academia, non-profit organizations, private industry and government. Four plenary sessions will narrow in on: Cyber Security, Environmental Security, Diplomatic Security, and Organizational Security.

Water Leaders Summit 2017 is a collision point for professionals looking for new technology, talent, business growth opportunities, and inspiration. With 300+ targeted attendees, the Summit creates a channel for water professionals to discuss vital current global water issues and advance innovative solutions shaping the future of water technology and our world’s water crisis.

In honor of our 10th anniversary, we have revealed a new name for this special edition: Water Leaders Summit. The early years of the Summit generated awareness for the water technology cluster in Wisconsin. Since 2007, Milwaukee has grown into a magnet for the water industry and The Water Council has developed as a leader in water technology economic development thanks to strong industry, government, community, and academic support.

Check back often for new information.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Attendees come from all parts of the water cycle and from around the world. Last year delegates joined us from Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, France, Canada, and South Korea and from 20 US states. Corporate leaders, innovators, economic development specialists, water technologists, and students are encouraged to attend from:

  • Water Technology Businesses of all sizes and stages
  • Water & Wastewater Companies / Utilities
  • Governments
  • Universities
  • Media
  • Organizations and regions that are looking for water solutions
  • Investment Groups
  • Non-Profits / Associations
  • Suppliers of water-related products and services

View an attendee breakdown of Water Summit 2016 by clicking here

LOOKING BACK—WATER SUMMIT 2016: ESTABLISHING A WATER RESILIENT CITY

As communities near and far experience water shortages and contamination, the world is in need of innovative solutions to address the global water crisis. Cities are thinking about global risks and how to mitigate them, and rethinking urban planning strategies to strengthen resiliency. Utilities are confronted with aging infrastructure, toxic metals, and financial limitations. Companies and academic institutions are developing new water technologies at a rapid rate, and our future generation of water leaders are being trained in water-based careers.

Water Summit 2016 focused on developing a multi-dimensional approach that addresses water use and the investment in the development of new innovative products and solutions that will reinvent how we live and work with water. These topics and key players from all corners of the water space collided into four headlining conversations: resilient health, economics, infrastructure, and industry revolutions. This was the first year the Summit rolled-out a new conference format with 4 plenary sessions combining brief, provocative “story starters” followed by engaging conversations and it was well-liked by all attendees and speakers.

SUMMIT HISTORY

In July 2007, The Water Council convened the first Water Summit at Discovery World on the shores of Lake Michigan. Sixty individuals of various backgrounds attended – fulfilling the initial open, participatory forum that the organizer’s envisioned. Attendees from government, business, and education quickly recognized the potential of Milwaukee as a water industry cluster and began working to make it a reality.

It was decided at the first Water Summit that the Milwaukee region was equipped to take the lead in economic development, education and research across all aspects of water and the Summit was a platform to help generate awareness of Wisconsin’s water technology cluster. Our proximity to an abundant freshwater source, Lake Michigan, to world-class water research facilities and a cluster of companies focused on water technology and supporting freshwater as a human and natural resource through all stages of the water cycle, confirmed that Milwaukee was indeed a World Water Hub. Since 2007, the Water Summit has grown into a two-day event with access to hundreds of the world’s water industry thought-leaders and decision-makers.

 

ORIGINAL ARTICLE SOURCE:  https://thewatercouncil.com/events/water-summit/

CONTACT

  • Contact Monica Hermanson, Event Coordinator, at mhermanson@thewatercouncil.com for more information regarding registration, sponsorship, and general questions.

    Monica Hermanson

    Event Coordinator

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  • Contact Meghan Jensen, VP Marketing & Communications, at mjensen@thewatercouncil.com for media inquiries.

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    VP Marketing & Communications

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At The Masjid-i Jahān-Numā in Delhi, India

Where in the World is Roving Blue?
 
At The Masjid-i Jahān-Numā in Delhi, one of the largest mosques in India. Roving Blue is in India this week on a trade mission with the State of Wisconsin, showcasing our latest small water purification device, the O-Pen.
 
#india #cleanwater #open #jamamasjid #rovingblue
yana-at-mosque Pictured: Marianna “Yana” DeMyer
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Tap into Purity with the Power of Ozone!

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Roving Blue’s O-Pen® is Now Available!

Tap into Purity with the O-Pen®, which gives you the power of ozone to purify water in your pocket!  For travelers unsure of the tap water in their hotel rooms, cruise ships, or foreign restaurants, the O-Pen® gives you peace of mind.  Weighing less than 1.2 ounces (34 grams), the pen is secured in a black velvet bed, and comes enclosed in an elegant gift box with magnetic closure.  The brushed stainless steel finish resists finger print smudges for a rugged yet elegant look whether it is used in the office, board room, luxury liner or on a hiking trail.

Order here today!

Leaving our (Water) Mark on Saraburi, Thailand

Where in the World is Roving Blue?

Roving Blue was demonstrated to members of the Thai Military yesterday at Fort Adisorn, a Thai military base in Saraburi, Thailand. They were not familiar with Ozone at all, but very much liked the taste aspect of the water. The MVP unit passed military bacterial water testing with flying colors.

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Crimson Viper Field Experiments 2016 & Roving Blue

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Roving Blue, Inc. is currently participating in the Crimson Viper Field Experiments in Thailand.  The Crimson Viper Field Experiment (CV) is conducted annually in Thailand by the Royal Thai Ministry of Defence (MOD) Defence Science and Technology Department (DSTD) and US Pacific Command Science and Technology Office (USPACOM J85). Crimson Viper is a technology experimentation venue that promotes S&T collaboration and is a means of obtaining operational feedback for technology development.

DSTD coordinates with Royal Thai Armed Forces science and technology (S&T) service organizations to co-host CV on a rotational basis. This year, the Royal Thai Army (RTA) Research and Development Office (ARDO) will co-host the event with DSTD with assistance from the RTA Fort Adisorn Cavalry Center.

The NAVAIR Technology Experimentation Center (TEC) will coordinate the overall event in support of PACOM J85 while supporting individual technology experiments.

CV16 will consist of field experiments and a visitor/DV day at the Royal Thai Army, Cavalry Center, Fort Adisorn.

The water purification technology experimentation conducted during CV16 will be in direct support of the Integrated Water Purification System (IWPS) project objectives. The purpose of technology experimentation in Crimson Viper 2016 (CV16) is to experiment with leading edge technologies and proposed Concepts of Operation (CONOP) in relevant operational conditions to gather operational feedback. Additionally, CV16 will provide engagement opportunities with Royal Thai Army (RTA) partners.

Crimson Viper is executed under the ambit of the Thai-American Consultations (TAC) Joint Statement. Crimson Viper was discussed during TAC XVI on 9-11 April 2014 under Working Group IV for “Relationship Building, Coordination and Collaboration at All Levels” under subgroup IV.2 for Science and Technology.

Crimson Viper objectives are to experiment with candidate technologies in a field environment to:

•      Support collaboration and promote interoperability between Royal Thai Armed Forces and USPACOM via S&T partnership with DSTD

•      Assess candidate technologies and provide assessment feedback to the science and technology community

•      Confirm technology maturity prior to introducing to warfighters

•      Provide candidate technologies for longer term assessment

INTRODUCING THE ROVING BLUE O-Pen The Power to PURIFY WATER in Your Pocket!

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Now taking pre-orders for a limited supply of the Roving Blue O-Pen! The first 300 units will be a brushed Stainless Steel Pen in an attractive gift box.  Might even be a collector’s item one day!

Anticipated ship date is July 30.

See the O-Pen in Action Here:

ORDER NOW 

Travelers:  TSA approved to bring on board, the O-Pen will allows you to drink water from any tap worldwide, and ensures that you won’t get sick from microbes in the water.

Campers/Hikers: This is as lightweight as it comes! Say goodbye to hauling water around, and say hello to any river, lake or stream in the vicinity.

Preppers:  What are you waiting for? This is the FIRST thing that should go into your bug-out bag!

Drinking water is one of the first things that gets compromised when there is a disaster; floods, hurricanes, or earthquakes. Now you can have peace of mind right in the palm of your hand!

Featuring the SAME advanced technology in our Roving Blue Model MVP-A, dissolved ozone gas IS the cutting edge of water purification today!

Sturdy: Stainless Steel case ensures durability and long-life.

Fast-Acting: It will purify .5 L or 16 oz. of water in under one minute.

Ultra Portable: The O-Pen weighs only 1.2 oz. (30 g).

No Waste: Rechargeable battery with USB cable included. Purifies approximately 15 liters per charge (about 30 uses)

You CAN drink the water!

The O-Pen makes water safe by infusing it with tiny bubbles of ozone gas.

Approved by the FDA and the USDA for use in drinking water, ozone is more powerful than chlorine and is highly effective against bacteria, viruses, giardia, cryptosporidium, typhoid fever, coliform, dysentery, cholera, infectious jaundice, hepatitis, influenza virus, e-coli, enteric and many other dangerous microorganisms.

Ozone also removes unpleasant tastes and odors – you won’t be able to tell the difference between your glass of tap water and bottled water.

Product Information Sheet:

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Roving Blue, Inc. Announces Key Additions to their Advisory Board

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Roving Blue, Inc. Announces Key Additions to their Advisory Board

Lena, Wisconsin – February 23, 2016

Roving Blue, Inc., a Lena, Wisconsin startup that manufactures a briefcase-sized portable water purification system is pleased to announce the addition of two key professionals, John Katers, Ph.D., and Ryan Holzem, Ph.D., to Roving Blue’s Advisory Board.  Both gentlemen bring a vast amount of experience in Applied Sciences in the water industry to the board.  Moving forward, they will assist Roving Blue with issues such as arsenic, lead, nitrates and other water related contaminants.

About John Katers:

 John Katers

 

John F. Katers, Professor and Chair of Natural and Applied Sciences (Engineering) at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay (UWGB), teaches courses on pollution control, pollution prevention, waste management, renewable energy and resource management.  His research has been in these same areas, where he has been able to consistently obtain external funding for his research, supporting more than thirty master thesis projects and numerous other undergraduate research projects.  Most notably, Katers has worked with anaerobic digestion and solids separation systems for dairy farms, where Wisconsin is a national leader, and on solid waste and recycling issues in Wisconsin, with Katers serving as the Chair of the Brown County Solid Waste Board.  Katers is also the Director the University’s Environmental Management and Business Institute (EMBI) and Chair of the on-line Masters in Sustainable Management.  More recently, he was named as the Frederick E. Baer Professor in Business at UWGB.

Katers has been at UWGB since 1995, initially working for the University of Wisconsin Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center as a Recycling Specialist before joining the Natural and Applied Sciences faculty in 1999.  He holds a B.S. in Environmental Science and Business Administration and an M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy from UWGB and a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Marquette University.  Katers has received numerous awards, including the UWGB Founders Award for Community Outreach, the UWGB Student Nominated Teaching Award, and the Distinguished Alumni Award from Green Bay Southwest High School.  EMBI was also honored with a UWGB Founders Award for Collaborative Achievement and Katers was named a Wisconsin Idea Fellow by the University of Wisconsin System in recognition of his outstanding public service and outreach to business and industry.  Finally, in 2013 Katers was awarded a Fulbright Specialist position in 2013 that allowed him to travel to Santiago, Chile, to work collaboratively on sustainability issues with faculty at the Universidad del Desarrollo, where he also just led a student travel course in August.

About Ryan Holzem:

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Ryan M. Holzem is currently an assistant professor in the new Environmental Engineering Technology Program at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay (UWGB). Ryan completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin – Platteville and earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering with emphases in transportation and environmental engineering. He then went on to UW – Madison to earn his Masters of Science degree in Environmental Engineering. Following graduation from UW-Madison, Ryan went to work for CH2M as an environmental engineer, specializing in drinking water treatment. There he worked on stormwater and drinking water projects. Ryan then returned to academia and earned his Ph.D. from Duke University in Environmental Engineering. At Duke, Ryan examined emerging contaminants found in human biosolids on soil microorganisms following the land application of the biosolids. After Duke, Ryan worked as an Environmental Engineer at Donohue and Associates out of Sheboygan, WI for a year prior to joining UWGB in 2015.

At UWGB, Ryan has been involved with the startup of the new Engineering Technology program, which offers students B.S. degrees in Electrical, Environmental, and Mechanical Engineering Technology. Ryan’s responsibilities have included teaching courses in engineering drawing, surveying, water and wastewater, fluids, and project management, as well as, preparing the program for ABET accreditation. Ryan’s research at UWGB has expanded upon his academic and professional experience and focuses on biological, chemical, and physical processes of drinking water and wastewater treatment. He is especially interested in processes and technologies associated with nutrient and energy recovery, such as anaerobic digestion, biosolids management and disposal, and phosphorus, nitrogen, and potassium recovery. Ryan has already obtained external funding that supports the work of several undergraduate researchers on projects dealing with anaerobic digestion and manure dewatering and water treatment for large dairy farms, manure stabilization in lagoons using a biological additive, pretreatment options for the anaerobic digestion of an invasive grass species, and chloride reduction practices in meat processing facilities. In addition, Ryan serves on the Brown County Solid Waste Board.

About Roving Blue, Inc.:

The Roving Blue SWP is a lightweight, portable water purification system that produces purified drinking water from fresh water sources such as ponds, streams and ditches. It represents a significant advancement over microfiltration and UV systems due to its employment of dissolved ozone gas (more powerful than chlorine) for highly effective microbiological control. Advanced filtration + ozone gas is how many water bottling companies produce their bottled water.

Photos and Hi-Def videos of our military interactions are available upon request.

 

Contact Information:

Yana DeMyer, CEO

Roving Blue, Inc.

yana@rovingblue.com

(920) 621-2163

Roving Blue CEO, Yana DeMyer, on Flint, MI Morning Radio Show – Supertalk 1570

Listen in as Roving Blue CEO, Yana DeMyer, discusses how Roving Blue can be a solution to removing lead from the water in Flint, MI.  She appeared this morning on The Michael J. Thorp show on Supertalk 1570 AM in Flint, MI.

Yana also discussed future products in the works at Roving Blue, so you don’t want to miss this!  Tune it at the link below to hear the interview:

https://clyp.it/rvccf10e

 

At AEWE with EXFOR Soldiers in Ft. Benning, GA Part 2

EXFOR Soldiers begin set up of the Roving Blue Small Water Purifier at AEWE.

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EXFOR 5 - second in sequence

EXFOR Soldiers conduct a non-networked assessment with the Roving Blue Small Water Purifier (Roving Blue, Inc.) and the Weatherproof WASP (Federal Resources) during AEWE 2016 at Fort Benning, GA. The Roving Blue Small Water Purifier offers a five-stage water purification process which includes dual debris screens, sediment filter, activated carbon + silver filters, and ozone generator for sanitation- producing up to 1 liter per minute of drinkable water from surface freshwater sources. The Weatherproof WASP is an expeditionary power solution that offers solar power recharging capability for multiple types of batteries including the BA2590 and conformal battery.

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An EXFOR Soldier examines the purified water produced by the Roving Blue Small Water Purifier.

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Water produced by the Roving Blue Small Water Purifier from surface water.

EXFOR 3

A Water Treatment Specialist (92W) tests water samples during the Roving Blue Small Water Purifier’s non-networked assessment as part of AEWE 2016 at Fort Benning, GA.

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Photo Credit:  U.S. Army photo by Angie DePuydt, Maneuver Battle Lab