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Proposal: Waste to Wealth v 7.0: Waste water re-use, precision agriculture and carbon sink Contest: Reshaping development pathways in LDCs Thank you for your contest entry. Thank you for your contest entry. We appreciate your willingness to share your ideas and also the time and effort you put into developing a proposal and submitting it to the contest. We have reviewed your proposal and found that it contained intriguing elements; however, have chosen not to advance it to the next round of competition. We encourage you to keep developing your idea. Transfer your proposal to a Workspace to re-open it, make edits, add collaborators, and even submit it into a future contest. You can do so by logging into your account, opening your proposal, selecting the Admin tab, and clicking “Move proposal.” We welcome you to stay involved in the Climate CoLab community: support and comment on proposals that have been named Finalists, and vote during the public voting period to help select the contest’s Popular Choice Winner. Climate CoLab will be opening more contests throughout the year and you are welcome to submit your proposal to those contests as well. Keep up the great work. We hope that by working together, we all can create solutions that wouldn’t otherwise be possible. Sincerely, Contest Fellows If there are additional comments from the Judges & Fellows, they will be included below.
The project needs further development to justify its feasibility including by providing for instance, information on project costs, stakeholders, beneficiaries, partners.
The proposal is wide in breadth and does not yet well address the political and economic barriers to implementation that have been obstacles to other projects of similar design by large multilateral donors. While the use of wastewater treatment is a good idea, there are increasing amounts of hormones and other pollutants found in wastewater that require it to be treated before being deployed in agriculture. There are also social constraints to its use. More detail on how the proposal would address these big barriers would improve it.
There is also missing information regarding the specific contexts in Burkina Faso and Ethiopia. How will the example in Israel be replicated/applied in these countries? Have there been other attempts to reuse wastewater in either of the countries? Is there political will to reuse wastewater and how will the project team work to develop this? What about local ownership? Who will be responsible for the design of the mobile application and how will it work? Additionally, what is the budget that would be required and how will the project team secure additional funding?
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