PLANET HYDRA: Mobile On-Demand Desalination For The World

Planet Hydra is the world’s first sustainable ocean-based vessel equipped with desalination technology that provides clean drinking water all around the world.
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Rayyan Islam
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Technology
Los Angeles, California
United States
4 Team Members

The World Water Crisis Is A Sad Reality

There are currently more than 1 billion people all over the world who don't have access to fresh, clean drinking water. From Latin America to South East Asia to Sub-Saharan Africa, people from all walks of life are not able to find clean water to drink. But it doesn't stop there. The lack of water sadly leads to multiple other problems in nations that negatively affect education, health, poverty and economic growth. Based on our own experiences and travels, we've witnessed first-hand the terrible struggles families have had to endure because of such poor water conditions. And so, we decided we've had enough of sitting around. We knew it was time to take action.  


What We Need & Pledge Allocation

After 5 months of hustling, pulling favors, working with people ranging from mariners, ship builders and government officials, and after scraping together our own funds, we have finally managed to obtain a vessel that is poised to be retrofitted. But we can't do it alone and can really use your help. Take a look below to see where your funds will be going:

Phase 1: Construction of the Functional Prototype - $50,000

  • Enables Planet Hydra to desalinate up to 2,000 gallons of water each day and to immediately start bottling water for distribution to local communities
  • Allows Planet Hydra to mobilize and immediately aid areas and people victimized by natural disasters
  • Provides resources to restore existing boathouse and to provide educational tours for students and coordinate with the City of Los Angeles to develop local "water crisis" programs
  • Acts as a presentable prototype proof of concept to already interested venture capitalists, governments and utility companies around the world and for the purpose of raising large amounts of capital to fund the construction of our standard sized boat and, ultimately, our fleet
  • Gives Planet Hydra the opportunity to secure water contracts from representatives all over the world.

We've had extraordinary interest from investors, governments, and utility companies all around the world who were willing to fund and invest in us if they could see a working prototype. Now that we have our own vessel that is ready to be retrofitted, all we're missing is $50,000 to build out our prototype. Your pledge will not only help us achieve our dream in building something that can have a worldwide impact, it will enable the over billion people around the world to finally taste fresh clean drinking water in some cases for the first time. 

This is a pledge you can feel good about. 

Look below for a quick roadmap for the next year.


How Does It work?

We will be retrofitting Reverse Osmosis (RO) systems onto our Nautical Aqua Ship (NAS), a marine vessel which will process ocean salt water to fresh clean drinking water. 

Once the reverse osmosis system processes and cleans out the water, it travels through a tube either on the ocean floor or on the top of the water and into a tank sitting on shore. There will be two tanks available, one for the storage of water and one for the storage of the salt or brine. 


Once the water is processed, filtered and stored into tanks, the water will then be distributed throughout the rest of the town and nation based on contracts with that nation or utility company.


How Planet Hydra Is Powered

Our nautical aqua ships will be powered off the grid through a control center that will be on shore. The vessel will also have solar panels to help offset energy costs. The vessel will always remain within 2 miles from shore to continuously provide drinking water to the location. 

Our Vision

Our vision is to provide fresh clean drinking water to nations all over the world during natural disasters by:

  • Quickly mobilizing to provide water to nations victimized by natural disasters
  • Partnering with NGOs and governments to subsidize pricing in order to provide drinking water to nations during sensitive vulnerable time
  • Alleviating short-term spikes in demand and droughts


Other Ways You Can Support

We understand that not everyone has the means to contribute, but you can still get involved! Here are some ways you can help: 

  • Show our campaign to your friends, family, co-workers and classmates  to get the word out and even ask them to make a pledge! Every little bit helps.  
  • Sharing is caring. Be a digital brand ambassador and share the Planet Hydra campaign on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and other digital platforms. 

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  • $5USD
    Crewman

    "In order to tackle a big dream, you need to build a hungry and tenacious and motivated team." All hands on deck! Thank you so much for helping us move us one step closer to helping solve the world water crisis.

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    Sailor

    You are loyal, strong, and determined to make a large difference. With your strength in numbers, there is absolutely nothing you can't do. We will send you a personalized thank you tweet for your efforts.

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    Navigator

    You have an extraordinary sense of direction and foresight. You fear the effects of water scarcity and the people that suffer from it. You navigate our ship on a mission to hydrate the world. We'll thank you by name on our website to recognize your efforts to help make our mission a reality.

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    Lieutenant

    You are a budding leader inspiring others to take action in order to make the world a better place. We'll be commending your valor with a personalized postcard signed by us with a picture of our finished prototype.

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    Colonel

    Your enthusiasm, loyalty and and ability to inspire is contagious as you keep our mission smoothly progressing forward. We will reward your service and dedication with your very own Planet Hydra water bottle. Every time you take a sip, you will be reminded of how your donation is now helping hydrate over a billion people everyday.

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    Sergeant

    You are one of the few and proud. You've risen through the ranks and want to see your initiatives imprinted in making history. Your name will be written in on a wall on the boat to commemorate your service in helping make this noble initiative into a reality.

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    Commander

    You are the knight of the seas. Feared but respected by many as a fierce warrior fueled by the passion and pride of a collective cause - to hydrate those who are not able. You will have a special invitation to our launch party to celebrate the finishing of our prototype. It will be a day to meet with the founders and other clean water leaders, activists, and philanthropists who are all passionate about solving the world water crisis.

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    Captain

    Your leadership is considered legendary and your intentions never questioned. All sailors want to be a part of your ship, because you always know the right direction to steer it. There are over a billion people who don't have water, and you won't stop until they are all given what they need. You'll be a special VIP guest at our launch party and have an exclusive opportunity to share dinner with the founders.

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    Admiral

    You are a rare breed. Whatever you do, you always excel. Discipline, hard work, courage and the constant commitment to helping the world be a safer and more peaceful place is your duty. To recognize your decorated years of service, we will fly you out to our launch party (cover airfare) as a special guest of honor and share dinner with founders. You will also receive all the other perks from above.

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    Explorer

    You are adventurous by nature, perpetually searching for the next opportunity. You are always known as someone who breaks boundaries, but that isn' t enough for you. You are searching for an opportunity to have a large impact on a global scale. As an explorer, not only will we fly you out to our launch party (cover airfare) and share a dinner with you, but we will also take you with us on an hour long trip with you on the boat so you can see how it truly all works.

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    Pioneer - Leave a Legacy

    For $50,000 or highest contributor... In every era, there's one inspiring individual who dares to break every boundary to blaze their own trail. You will brave every storm and endure every battle until you reach your destination. You will push the human race forward. For your sheer will and tenacity, we will name the vessel after you. Forever remembered, your name carved into the history books as a pioneer whose initiative brought clean drinking water to billions around the world.

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