United Nations
#OceanAction15488
Protecting the Ocean from WasteWater is a necessary Climate Action: Ending Marine Pollution returns Natural Water Cycles to the Land to foster Biodiversity.
by Baleen Filters Pty Limited (Private sector)
The Baleen Filter, engineered by Nature, enables water re-use from wastewater instead of pollution by marine outfall to return natural water cycles to the land - to alleviate climate change, and foster food production onshore while simultaneously reclaiming waste for renewable energy and valued by-products. Onshore & Offshore partner technologies include waste to biogas production for power generation, ship hull vacuum cleaning, and ancillary solar/wind power generation for water disinfection to land re-distribution.

Primary objectives are to facilitate an end to marine pollution for protection of marine ecosystems through best available technology adoption centred upon readily scale-able, pioneering technologies already in-market and in-use today. Secondary objectives include consequential demonstration of dramatic improvements in sanitation and ecosystem health, and immediate availability of sustainable water resource(s) for agriculture to foster eco-social balance wherever communities reside.

Implementation through scaled modular installation will allow for progressive, yet relatively rapid technology transfer with support from Baleen's existing multi-national technology partners and collaboration of Community/Finance Partner(s). Follow-up mechanisms include complete technology support on both in-kind and commercial terms to realise a 'whole of life return on investment within just 10-Years of implementation.

Governance ordinance of said Green Infrastructure is to be directed by Community Partner(s) at community level in collaboration with Baleen/Technology partners and will involve the negotiation and agreement of required offtake guarantees to the satisfaction of Finance Partner(s) to ensure sustainable eco-business practice for the benefit of future generations.

The scope and depth of such voluntary commitment is subject only to the scope of collaborative commitment from participating Community/Finance Partner(s) keen to facilitate a necessary shift in paradigm from traditional Wastewater Pollution to sustainable Water Reclamation. This Project is readily able to end marine wastewater pollution as a practical, relatively short-term Climate Action on a global stage with the will and collaboration of the Global Community.

In short, this submission is about raising awareness of much needed best in class technology to realise improved sanitation, reduced poverty, and balanced biodiversity.
Updates to voluntary commitment
14.1
By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Type of commitment
NUTRIENTS
  • Fertilizer use efficiency
  • Other (please specify): Circular Economy on Waste Water
  • Wastewater treatment:
  • Manure management:
  • Nutrient sinks (e.g. constructed wetlands):
PLASTICS
  • Other (please specify): An End to Marine Wastewater Pollution
  • Coastal clean-ups:
  • Plastics product bans or restrictions :
  • Plastics recovery/recycling/reuse:
SHIPPING
  • Other (please specify): An End to Marine Wastewater Pollution
  • Reduce invasive aquatic species introduction:
  • Management of ship-based pollution and/or port waste management:
OTHER POLLUTANTS (please specify)
  • Cleaner production
  • Industrial effluent pre-treatment
  • Integrated pest management
  • Other (please specify): An End to Marine Wastewater Pollution
Quantification
  • Immediate Protection and Gradual Re-birth of Marine Ecosystems
14.2
By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans
Type of commitment
  • Community or Locally Managed Marine Areas
  • Large Marine Ecosystem approach
  • Other (please specify): An End to Marine Wastewater Pollution
Quantification
  • Immediate Protection and Gradual Re-birth of Marine Ecosystems
14.3
Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels
Type of commitment
  • Coastal carbon sinks/blue carbon
  • Terrestrial carbon sinks
  • Carbon capture and sequestration
  • CO2 emission reductions (energy efficiency, renewable energy, etc.)
  • Other (please specify): An End to Marine Wastewater Pollution
Quantification
  • Immediate Protection and Gradual Re-birth of Marine Ecosystems
14.a
Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries
Type of commitment
  • Transfer marine technology
  • Actions that support SIDS and LDCs
  • Other (please specify): An End to Marine Wastewater Pollution
Quantification
  • Immediate Protection and Gradual Re-birth of Marine Ecosystems
December 2018
Assist Community/Finance Partner(s) to promote awareness of project outcomes to the Global Community
January 2018
Define the value proposition of each project in presentation to respective Community/Finance Partner(s)
January 2018
Define the project scope and collaborative requirements sought from each Community/Finance Partner(s)
January 2018
Closely work with each Community/Finance Partner(s) to complete each project with expected standards of best practice within budget and on schedule
Other, please specify
Subject ONLY to the scope and depth of collaborative commitment from participating Community/Finance Partner(s) keen to facilitate a necessary shift in paradigm from traditional Wastewater Pollution to sustainable Water Reclamation.
Updates
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Basic information
Time-frame: January 2018 - December 2030
Partners
Baleen Filters Pty Limited (Private)
Ocean Basins
  • Global
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Marine and Land-based Ecosystems & Agricultural Farming Communities & Global Climate
Contact information
Yuri Obst, Founder & Acting CEO, yuri@baleen.com, +61 417 615 560
Adelaide, Australia
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