The Watercone Project was invited to the 5th World Water Forum in Istanbul form 16th -22nd of March 2009 and has been awarded by the "Kyoto World Water Grand Prize"

National winner of

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The team of Mage-Watermanagment: H.Mueller-Holst, S.Augustin, K.Rauch, M.Feil


It is an honor to announce that the International Jury of the Energy Globe 2008 has judged the Watercone® submission as the national winner for the pilot project in Yemen.
The ceremonious presentation of the winner’s certificate was planned prior to the international television gala for the ENERGY GLOBE World Awards and took place on 26th May 2008, 11:00
in the European Parliament in Brussels.

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It is a pleasure to inform you I now found a new partner in spring 2008, the Mage-Watermanagement GmbH from Munich Germany. The company licensed the Watercone® and will start cost effective mass production and world wide distribution in 2009.



The Watercone® is a solar powered water desalinator that takes salt or brackish water and generates freshwater. It is simple to use, lightweight and mobile. The technology is simple in design and use and is discribed by simple pictograms. With up to 1,7 liters (nearly 2 quarts) in 24h the Watercone® is an ideal device to cover a child`s daily need of freshwater. UNICEF: "every day 5000 children die as a result of diarrhea coused by drinking unsafe water"


Philosophy of the Watercone® concept:
„Many peripheral, de-centralized small units will ensure a better supply of freshwater than one central big generator. If the big one fails, there is no water generation for anyone. If a small one fails, the other ones still keep on working.“

TÜV Rheinland
“Next to eliminating salt from basic sea water, the Watercone also does NOT transport highly toxic elements such as mercury, arsenic or cadmium from the pan into the cone.”



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Listen to Axle Steffen at the TED conference 2005 talking about his Book WORLD CHANGING and mentioning the Watercone® as an exceptional product during his talk.

CARE Germany held pilot project in Yemen testing the Watercone®

From Jan. 25 on until end of March 2004 CARE Germany tested 100 Watercones in Yemen in a little fisherman`s village east of Aden.

To see more pictures and read the extract of the 26 page CARE report with its final conclusion click here.
This pilot project could only be realized with the financial support of the Hans-Sauer-Stiftung in Munich.
Thank you!

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The Watercone® is travelling arround the world for testing.
At lake Aral the problem of low waterlevel causes a salinisation of the land and ground water. The Watercone has been tested successfully in 2005 and will be tested again.

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