Water management and new clean technologies in Africa: A review of Compotherm

Detta är en Magister-uppsats från Lunds universitet/Miljövetenskaplig utbildning

Sammanfattning: Challenges in water management are becoming more severe in many countries and this is exacerbated by climate change. With the increase of environmental threats, a new market for clean tech companies is emerging on the global scheme. The majority of these companies are small and medium seized companies (SME) under rapid growth. This paper is investigating the clean-tech product Compotherm. Two market overviews of the global solar thermal market as well as the portable water purification market will be shown. Which market- based factors are vital for the products potential success? What current competitors are there? This paper will also study the current needs of water clean technologies in Africa by conducting and reviewing a series of interview. Findings show that the interest for thermal water heaters is growing in both a local and international view. Compotherm could be seen as plazed in the middle of two traditional product categorise within the market. in the market of portable purification systems the potential success of new products is dicussed upon. In order to survive in the rapid emerging business companies are have shown to market there product for a specific clientele.

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