Philippine authorities want to use Blockchain technology in water conservation. Their aim is to liberate the pasig flowing through the capital Manila from plastic waste. To this end, the Philippines’ Pasig River Rehabilitation Council (PRRC) has entered into a partnership with the blockchain companies CypherOdin and BOTcoin. Together, they want to work on a pilot project. If the project succeeds, the developers want to pass on their knowledge. Follow-up candidates for similar projects are already queuing around the world.
Nile, Ganges, Amazon, Yangtze – the largest rivers in the world are also those that suffer the most from pollution. A little-known, shorter stream, but also overflowing with plastic garbage for years, is the Philippine Pasig. Cooperation between the local authorities and the blockchain companies CypherOdin and BOTcoin should therefore make the difference and cleanse the capital’s river.
In doing so, the developers want to network river banks and banks directly with the Internet, thus continuously evaluating water quality, water levels and other data relevant to the preservation of the river. In addition, drones should help to locate the most heavily contaminated plastic waste sites. This should lead to immediate countermeasures. CypherOdin and BOTcoin CEO Mariano Villafuerte describes how the technology should help:
“We will collect and evaluate the data from our Internet of Things stations. So we can get comprehensive information about where the plastic and the garbage come from and, among other things, which movement patterns they take. This allows us to make recommendations to liberate the river [the rivers] from waste. “
In addition to working directly with the water itself, the project aims to target the originators of pollution. A comprehensive information campaign among the inhabitants of the river will create awareness of environmental pollution. BOTcoin wants to reward them for collecting plastic waste with their own cryptocurrency.
If the project succeeds, the developers want to carry on their knowledge and free more rivers of dirt, explains Villafuerte. For this, in addition to other projects on the plagued by plastic waste Philippines are likely to find numerous candidates worldwide.
Often decried as harmful to the environment, the blockchain of these days is increasingly used in environmental protection. As announced in early August, the Australian government is currently promoting a blockchain project for the sustainable cultivation of sugar. This should protect the supply chains of sugar cane imports into the country and thus guarantee origin and sustainable production.
The northern English football capital Liverpool is currently pursuing the ambitious goal of becoming the world’s first climate-friendly city. The control and evaluation of carbon emissions should also be supported by blockchain technology.
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