Marine Exploration Joins UN Disaster Risk Reduction Private Sector Partnership
CORAL GABLES, Fla., Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Marine Exploration, Inc. (OTC: MEXP) recently joined 34 other companies that are members of a Private Sector Partnership (PSP) Working Group on disaster risk reduction that has been initiated by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).
UNISDR is the UN's focal point for the coordination of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) and the harmonization of activities among stakeholders. The Strategy brings governments, organizations, universities, institutions, corporations and individuals together to reduce economic losses as well as the number of those who lose their lives to or are injured by disasters.
The goal of disaster risk reduction (DRR) is to reduce the impact of events such as earthquakes, floods, droughts and cyclones through prevention. Reducing exposure to natural hazards, lessening the vulnerability of people and property, wise management of land and the environment, as well as improving preparedness for adverse events, are all examples of disaster risk reduction and the building of disaster resilience. Both are integral parts of global sustainable development approaches.
MEXP has a subsidiary partnership with Atmospheric Water Solutions, Inc. (AWS). AWS is the patent holder of atmospheric water technology, which manufactures pure water from the air. The company offers machines that can produce from two to 30,000 gallons of pure water a day. AWS machines are sold through retail distributors and directly into commercial and government solutions.
Howard Ullman, CEO of AWS, said, "The mission of Atmospheric Water Solutions, Inc. is to provide sustainable access to clean water. Our mission is consistent with UNISDR's objectives. Simply stated, sustainable solutions are good for business and the community. We are pleased to be included in UNISDR's Disaster Risk Reduction Private Sector Partnership (DRR-PSP) Working Group.
"The private [business] sector is the perfect advocate for resilient thinking because of its direct relationship with customers, suppliers and everyone in between," said Margareta Wahlstrom, who heads UNISDR and is the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Disaster Risk Reduction.
UNISDR created the DRR-PSP Working Group to increasingly involve the private sector in disaster risk reduction by mobilizing resources. The DRR-PSP establishes the foundation for building disaster risk reduction through private sector partnerships. Investing in disaster risk reduction offers a triple return by ensuring business continuity, safeguarding long-term investments, and protecting employees, their families, communities and environments.
MEXP plans to participate in the upcoming 4th Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction to be held in Geneva, Switzerland from 19-23 May 2013. The UNISDR will host the session and invites all DRR stakeholders to participate.
About Marine Exploration, Inc. - Rosendo Alvarez III, the President of Marine Exploration, is an accomplished diplomat and business leader. Guided by Mr. Alvarez's experience as an honorary consul and board member of multiple humanitarian business endeavors, Marine Exploration is developing multiple emerging market business opportunities that are socially responsible and have the potential to deliver a high monetary rate of return, including its recently announced letter of intent regarding combining with InternetArray, Inc. (OTC: INAR). AWS is the first initiative. AWS's patented technology entails a water collection and dispensing machine having a primary housing with an air inlet and an air outlet and an evaporator coil assembly to condense moisture subsequently passed through a contained filter.
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