STAFF REPORT ISB: To explore solutions for Pakistans water crisis, the Danish Embassy has hosted a reception in collaboration with world-renowned water solutions provider, Grundfos, a Danish company.
Leading development organisations, water authorities and corporate players with a strong CSR focus attended the reception and subsequent meetings.
On the occasion, Grundfos introduced its AQtap Water ATMs solution to Pakistans water crisis.
Speaking on the occasion, Danish Commercial Counsellor Assar Qureshi said, “It is a point of satisfaction that Grundfos company is enlarging its presence in Pakistan and introducing Grundfos AQtap,” said Danish Commercial Counsellor Assar Qureshi in his remarks on the occasion.
Grundfos sustainable solutions are an excellent example of how development and trade go hand-in-hand and in line with the Danish governments emphasis on moving from aid to trade in Pakistan.
In brief, the Grundfos AQtap is a water dispenser, yet much more than a water tap. The product includes smart cards where consumers can store their water credits.
The dispenser also includes a cloud-based water management system that processes the operational data into reports and logs. It is possible for users to purchase new water credits directly via their mobile phone where mobile banking is deployed.
Grundfos Global Product Manager, Jesper Lorenzen, said that he sees major opportunities to expand business in Pakistan. He said, “With AQtap, we are introducing an innovative solution that ensures the financial sustainability of water development in Pakistan.”