Sun Fresh Water Participates in the Global Water Conference

2018 Network Meeting

On 29 September the Global Water Partnership conducted its Annual Network Meeting – for the first time in a `Follow-the-Sun` format that allowed the GWP to consult with Partners in each region over a 24-hour period. The Network Meeting culminated in a summary and forward-looking global session at the end that was recorded and is available on their Facebook page.

The meeting gave Partners an opportunity to engage directly with other GWP Partners and with their GWP regional and global peers, and enabled us to contribute to the new GWP strategy that is being developed.

Sun Fresh Water, LLC was pleased to contribute the following announcement:

US Patent Office Approves Claims for Portable Solar Desalinization, Water Purification System

Sun Fresh Water, LLC (SFW) of Ormond-by-the-Sea, Florida, in partnership with the Center for Advanced Engineering Design and Development of The City College of New York, is pleased to announce that the US Patent Office has informed them that their patent claims have been approved and that two patents for their Portable Solar Powered Desalinization System are forthcoming.

This solution that this system affords is of particular significance to those people in greatest need for a sustainable source of potable water. The inexpensive, portable, and easy to use and maintain nature of the system makes it ideal for use in isolated areas of the world. Ali Sadegh, Director of the Engineering Center at the City College of New York stated: “We’re delighted to be awarded the recognition of the US Patent Office. This is not only a positive achievement for our team, but more importantly for the world as this system provides a significant, sustainable solution to the global challenge of providing access to potable water. We envision the development of a Smart Village, encompassing a Water Farm, to address the suffering of people throughout the world.” The Global Water Partnership – Caribbean has offered to assess the efficacy of such a Water Farm in the Caribbean Region.

A more detailed Press Release is forthcoming. To receive a copy, or for additional questions, please email Jay D`Alba, President of Sun Fresh Water, LLC at Further information is also available at

The Global Water Partnership (GWP) is a global action network with over 3,000 Partner organisations in 183 countries. The network has 63 Country Water Partnerships and 13 Regional Water Partnerships and exists to address the global challenge of providing an adequate source of potable water to the world.

Pressure on water is rising, and action is urgent. Gaps in access to water supply and sanitation, growing populations, more water-intensive patterns of growth, increasing rainfall variability, and pollution are combining in many places to make water one of the greatest risks to economic progress, poverty eradication, and sustainable development. If the world continues its current path, projections suggest we may face a 40% shortfall in water availability by 2030. The consequences of such stress are local, national, transboundary, regional, and global in today’s interconnected and rapidly changing world, with consequences disproportionately felt by the poorest and most vulnerable. Civil society, governments, the private sector – everyone must work together, across sectors and political boundaries, to find and implement solutions that ensure sustainable and universal access to safe water and sanitation. The Global Water Partnership was set up to do just that – help convene key actors on multiple levels and foster good governance and decision making. Find out more: