Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.
Assuming that the project would be implemented, the amount of macrophytes would be controlled. Dissolved oxygen will increase, the organic load will reduced and biodiversity will recover.
With no odors and better appearance, people will frequent the areas of recreation and tourism will increase; that eventually will generate money for people living in the area. The area will be more attractive to investors that will create new jobs sources.
Bioethanol profits will be invested in research, infrastructure and education. Women will be empowerment through environmental education and people, will get awareness about environment. People could get new jobs and increase their incomes. All together will contribute to a better life style.
Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.
Costs of extraction of macrophyte will decline with mechanization. The risk of infection and accidents by harvesting will reduce.
The project will directly benefit more than 46,000 residents in the area, creating new jobs, rehabilitating playgrounds, reducing odors, increasing tourism, generating incomes and improving the general welfare of the population.
With the creation of new sources of employment, the local economy will be encouraged; as well as women's empowerment, reducing gender inequality and creating dignity of work. Environmental education, awareness raising, new research opportunities and incentives for training professionals interested in the topic.
Biodiversity increasing, best water quality. Reduction of fossil fuels and emissions of greenhouse gases. With less spends and more incomes, the municipality could invest in public infrastructure, health and education.
Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?
The project should be an example to be implemented in other cities and countries in the region. The plant can be a center of experimentation and learning, to experiment different materials to produce ethanol.
It aims to empower the people of the region and propose new alternatives for the development of villages around the lake. We pretend to promote the construction of biodiversity centers, tourist lodges and schools in the area. With the increased price of bioethanol, we want to encourage consumption and strengthen partnerships with energy companies. Spread the idea in other countries.