New product ! HYDRAO Shower Aloé

March 22nd is the World Water Day. This is the date we chose to launch our brand new smart showerhead that will enable even more water savings. Making people aware of their water usage since childhood is important to us. Therefore, we develop the HYDRAO Shower product line-up. Indeed, all our showerheads light up the water spay in real-time based on water usage. That’s why HYDRAO Shower Aloé name is inspired by the flowers growing in the desert which are very efficient in their water management. This new HYDRAO showerhead has better water-saving capabilities with a lower flow rate (6.6L/min max.), multi-jet and better performances at low water pressure.
HYDRAO Shower Aloé will enable a 56% cut in water usage under the shower. It allows 150€ savings on your water and energy bills (40€ and 110€ respectively) on an average shower of 75L. Whereas regular showerheads have a 12L/min flow rate, HYDRAO Aloé is best of class with 6.6L/min. This low flow rate reduces mechanically by 45% your water usage. Moreover, thanks to HYDRAO’s nudge effect, there are another 20% savings: the colours and the water usage monitoring through the HYDRAO Shower App change behaviours durably and positively.

HYDRAO partners with United Utilities

United Utilities has recently launched its new Innovation Lab, inviting bright and creative firms to work on some of its key business and customer challenges. HYDRAO is proud to be part of the adventure and partner with United Utilities for helping millions of housholds to save water with fun! We will work together on maximising the benefits of our showerheads for customers facing vulnerable circumstances, in particular – that’s a key target for us, and for United Utilities too. The first step of our collaboration is the rolling out of a study with 150 people to gather feedback on HYDRAO showerhead.

Our CTO Vincent Bligny says: ” I am really looking forward to working with United Utilities and seeing how, by working with them, we can use innovation to positively impact peoples’ lives. Hopefully, in the next couple of years, United Utilities will be able to use HYDRAO as an example of what is possible for other small businesses.”

Are cities the solution to droughts?

Despite having one of the most important water stress in Europe, Spain and Italy are the countries where water is the least expensive. Sometimes cities have to take the lead, that’s the ambition of the C40 cities do, lead by Anne Hidalgo, the current Mayor of Paris. It is especially essential in 2017 when the most severe drought of the century is hitting Spain and Portugal. Cities such as Singapore are looking into innovation and behavioural changes for decreasing the demand of water: 20 000 devices such as HYDRAO shower will be installed in new flats from 2017.

Hydrao fait appel à la finance “verte” en ouvrant son capital

Hydrao ouvre une partie de son capital aux particuliers pour accroître sa communauté et s’inscrire dans une démarche de financement vert et éthique.

Voir ici.

Alors que au “One Planet Summit”, Paris accueille le sommet de la finance “verte”.

Au programme de cette initiative lancé par le président Emmanuel Macron et appuyée par les Nations unies et la Banque mondiale, un sujet clé : comment orienter la finance mondiale vers les investissements « verts » pour assurer la transition vers une économie bas carbone. voir l’article de la Croix pour plus d’information.

 

Web Summit, Lisbon, November 6-9th

HYDRAO is at the Environmental and Cleantech Hub, booth A587 at the WebSummit, the tech conference aiming at connecting the technology community with all industries. Already on the national Portuguese news ( see at 0:40) the 2nd day, the tradeshow is a big boost for HYDRAO image and industry contacts.