On 16th June, 2017, the Hon Julie Bishop MP announced the winners of the Australian Government’s, Humanitarian Supplies Challenge, an initiative to take the best ideas from the private sector to improve the way in which Australia helps people in need.
Thirteen winning products have been selected that address three common challenges faced in the immediate aftermath of a humanitarian crisis: water, energy and shelter. SpaTap was selected as a 1st prize winner due to its innovative water dispensing technology.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade will now work with winners to secure appropriate amounts of each product to complement their existing mix of humanitarian emergency relief supplies that are stored in warehouses in Brisbane and Sydney for deployment in response to regional emergencies. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is responsible for leading the Australian Government’s response to international humanitarian crises.
SpaTap® ultralight portable Tap & shower system helps to improve health and hygiene to those affected by humanitarian crisis. SpaTap’s innovative internal flange device turns water bottles into a handwashing station or portable shower through its ability to control the water flow rate.
“We love helping people wash and save water and we are thrilled to play a part in how water is dispensed, used and enjoyed,” said Stuart Mason, SpaTap’s CEO. “We are honoured to be receiving our industry’s first humanitarian Supplies challenge award and we look forward to making many more impacts to improve people's health and hygiene in the years ahead.”
SpaTap is committed to bringing the best personal and communal washing experience to children, adults, schools, campers, outdoor enthusiasts, WASH professionals and consumers around the world through its innovative SpaTap ultralight portable, pocket-sized, tap & shower system. SpaTap can be used as a personal tap or communally approximate amazing water saving water flow rates and hand washing capacity are, as follows:
1.25-litre bottle approximately 13 minutes 100 hand washes
15-litre bottle approximately 2 hours & 36 minutes 1000 hand washes
SpaTaps company mission is, “To supply A tap to the 2.5Billion people on this planet that don't have access to one"
SpaTap conserves and dispenses water for the end user in disaster or long term development situations. SpaTap ultralight portable tap is used with humanitarian aid, disaster relief and outdoor recreation.We are actively seeking partnerships with Charities, NGO, WASH Sector, Government Humanitarian Aid Agencies, that want to solve the handwashing problem, please contact us.
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This is the second major international award SpaTap has received for it innovative ultra light portable Tap & Shower System.
1st prize winner Water4Africa Standard Bank 2015
1st prize winner Humanitarian Supplies Challenge 2017
Promoting innovation in humanitarian action. Globally, humanitarian disasters are increasing in scale, frequency and impact. As demand for humanitarian assistance increases, the need for humanitarian response to be effective, efficient and accountable also increases. The Australian Government is committed to rapid and effective response to humanitarian crises, particularly within the Indo-Pacific Region. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is responsible for leading the Australian Government’s response to international humanitarian crises.
28 July 2010, Resolution 64/292, the United Nations General Assembly
Explicitly recognized the human right to water and sanitation and acknowledged that clean drinking water and sanitation are essential to the realisation of all human rights. May 29, 2014
According to the United Nations:
2.5 billion people do not have access to adequate sanitation or even a tap.
783 million people do not have access to clean drinking water.
SpaTap is doing something about this!