Adrian Zwahlen (Erfinder)

Inventor, visionary and entrepreneur

Vision, goals and solutions for drinking water.
I grew up by the stream in a small farming village - water has been with me all my life. Hydropower plants have been at the center of my job for the past thirty years and have been at the center of my entrepreneurial activities and water. In 2006, the idea of ​​the mobile power box grew - a small hydropower plant prefabricated in a large container. In 2008, it was registered as a patent, in 2012, it became an EU patent. In 2008 and 2013, at the inventors' fair in Geneva, many discussions with visitors from Third World countries and emerging economies raised my awareness of the drinking water problem. The biggest problem is not electrical energy, but clean water that can be used as drinking water. Inadequate provision of hygienic drinking water and sanitary facilities to the population significantly hinders the social and economic development of the urban population throughout Africa. The aim of the vision is the sustainable supply of rural areas with hygienic drinking water hotspots. Among other things, this should make a direct contribution to improving the health situation. The target groups for the time being are the urban population as well as hospitals and schools in Kenya. The individual steps include immediate measures to set up and operate a long-term functioning drinking water supply. Since 2013, I have been driving the development of water hotspots. From the vision, a cooperation with a Swiss based in Kenya was created in 2017. Soon the startup will emerge from the cooperation: the company Clean Water Company AG with the project Rongo 1, 2017.

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Adrian Zwahlen has worked in the field since 1989
• Rehabilitation, revitalization and construction of small hydropower plants
• Site development for hydropower
• Management & project support
From 2009, a small, flexible team with diversified specialists emerged. Since 2011, additional experts have been called in as freelancers for the international orientation and further expanded under MPB-Systems.

Curriculum Vitae
1973 - 1976 Training in gardening, landscaping and sports field construction at Heinz Aemmer in Lyss, Switzerland
1976 - 1979 Training and advanced training in metal construction & site management
Since 1980 self-employed entrepreneur in civil engineering, landscaping and hydraulic engineering

Building construction, civil engineering and metal construction - assignments in Switzerland and Israel
Purchase, refurbishment and operation of the Birsmill hydropower plant in Laufen / Switzerland; sold to investor
Mandates of various international companies with order to rehabilitate, automate and operate small water plants
Purchase of disused Jägala hydropower plant in Estonia, subsequent refurbishment of the plant; Sale to investor group
Network building in Africa and Latin America, best contacts in Kenya and Cameroon
Owner of a hydraulic engineering / hydropower patent
Leading Goals and Aspirations of Clean Water Company
• offer a comprehensive product ranging from water extraction to processing and water distribution
• improve the quality of water supplies in rural areas in every respect
• Provide clean water at affordable prices for every segment of the population
• Ensure the long-term use of the drinking water supplies through the own operation of the wells and water treatment plants
• sensitize the rural population to drinking water, agriculture, forestry, timber and hygiene through knowledge transfer and on-site training