international environmental project "Solar Reflector Water Distillation (SRWD)
in the Sonora Desert (Mexico)" has come to a hold by recent bureaucratic
regulations in the USA and because of personnel problems. Instead of that
consulting for some local environmental projects and presentation of several
invited seminars on environmental problems.
Solar Reflector Water Destillation
(SRWD) in the Sonora Desert for the Tohono O’odham and other indigenous
A pilot project
Hartmann, H-G. Flepp, K. C. Hsieh et al*
provide technical and material assistance to the Sonoran O’odham and other
indigenous people and to the Buquivaba Clinic in Magdalena de Kino, Mexico; and
in return, receive knowledge of healing methods of the indigenous people of
Mexico. The exchange is based on barter.
After two visits in Tucson, Arizona (Nov. 2001 and February 2003) and intensive
discussions with friends, colleagues, Tohono O’Odham indigenous people of the
Sonoran Desert, and after further discussions with the sure-tec.com team members
in Europe the pilot project has been drafted and structured in three parts, so
that fund-raising and support can be channelled in a less complicated (unbureaucratic)
of the already existing and successfully implemented two prototypes of a Solar
Reflector Cooker (SRC) with automatic solar tracking for the use as water
destillator and the adaptation to the conditions in the Sonora Desert. Technical
lead: Prof. Dr. K.-H. Weiler, University Emden together with University of
Arizona (UA) at Tucson and/or or a university in Mexico, further with the
Sure-Tec.Com Team (Europe) and “ECCO” at Tucson (William “Sky” Crosby)
– negotiations have been started.
sunshine the small SRC has an output of about 1.3 kW, the big SRC about 3 kW.
a small and/or a big SRC at the ranch of Wenceslao Monroy at Magdalena de Kino
in Mexico - provided that the technical conditions are sufficient - to be used
in Obregon and/or at the Buquivaba Clinic. Technical lead: Prof. Dr. K.-H.
Weiler and relevant engineer(s). Further co-operating partners: The Sonora
Traditional Indian Council (Magdalena de Kino), the O’odham Communities Human
Rights Foundation (Tucson) – both tax exempt institutions and represented by
their project co-ordinator, Ron Rosenberg (Buquivaba Clinic firstname.lastname@example.org
), the Sure-Tec.Com Team (Dr. G. K. Hartmann (PI), St. Michael & All Angels
Episcopal Church, Tucson, (Prof. Dr. K. C. Hsieh et al.), ECCO
(William Crosby), Garth and others – like doctors for Global health.
Negotiations for a possible partnership with the Mexican University
of Sonora DICTUS have been positively started through Ron Rosenberg with
Dr. Rafael E. Cabinillas López.
of a small – 2 to 3 square meter - solar water destillator, a high tech
prototype device by BSR Solar Technologies GmbH in Loerrach, Germany, likely
accompanied by a low temperature prototype solar stirling water pump. (To be
corrected and complemented by BSR in the course of the year 2003)
* See www.sure-tec.com Team
context with its intercultural co-operation the SURE-TEC.COM team has proposed
in March 2003 the pilot project SRWD. It originated from the hitherto not
realised pilotproject proposals ECOVILLA (Mendoza, Argentina, 1988), DERMEOTOX (Russia,
1999) and CSE ** (South Africa, 2002). Furthermore the relevant experience of
larger - as well as those from Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) and from
Carebridge played an important role, finally also the findings of Maude Barlow
and Tony Clarke in their book "Blue Gold" (2002). See also
CSE triad for reducing vital problems in South Africa; CSE: Caring-circle;