Reykjavik, Iceland, Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - In a joint statement announced today, Brúarfoss Iceland ehf and On Guard for Humanity, a not-for-profit Canadian based charitable organization, have signed a Purchase Agreement and ratified it at the Canadian Embassy in Reykjavik Thursday,
ugust 9,2012, to supply Icelandic glacial spring water in bulk for distribution to refugee camps and other water scarce regions of the world, where good quality drinking water is a major preoccupation, or unavailable to the general population.
Alberto de Sousa Costa, the President and CEO of On Guard for Humanity stated "This Purchase Agreement is a significant milestone for On Guard for Humanity as part of its charter and by-laws to provide assistance to the victims of war, internal conflicts and natural and other disasters in pursuance of its charitable and humanitarian mission."
Alberto de Sousa Costa added "Providing safe, clean drinking water to refugee camps under the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and other non-governmental organizations (NGOs) such as the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and others, is an increasing and daunting task in many parts of the world, particularly in those countries where safe and clean drinking water is literally unavailable."
Birgir Vidar Halldorsson the Founder of Brúarfoss Iceland Ehf said “This project has been nine months in the making and will be funded partially through the sequestration of carbon credits in conformity with the Kyoto Protocol and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Carbon Development Mechanism (CDM), with projects to be undertaken in a number of developing countries where water deliveries will take place as well as from On Guard for Humanity's pool of philanthropists and donors including grants under the Food and Drink Emergency Funds."
The projects will be carried-out by Brúarfoss Iceland ehf qualified and approved Expert Preferred Vendors (EPVs) from Iceland, Canadian transnational organizations and European Union member countries that have signed and ratified the Kyoto protocol.
These infrastructure and multifaceted, fully integrated development and capacity building projects will focus primarily on renewable energy i.e. geothermal, biodiesel, solar, wind and solid waste to energy turnkey solutions aimed reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere. The projects will also include local community based projects in such areas as agricultural development, water irrigation management systems, forestation, transportation, sub-economic “Environomic” housing and emergency preparedness disaster mitigation programs and much more.
Birgir Vidar Halldorsson went on to say that "The move is now in full swing to sign-up EPVs to complete the consortia of participating companies in these projects and a meeting of interested parties is to be held in Reykjavik next month as a prelude to these multifaceted and fully integrated projects to take place in five targeted countries and recipients of Icelandic glacial drinking water on what we call "Water for Carbon Credits", which will also help us build our own infrastructure in Iceland to support the export of water, and the creation of new local jobs."
Alberto de Sousa Costa went onto say, “This is not only a humanitarian driven project that will provide safe clean drinking water in bulk to people in need, but is designed to create new jobs and career development opportunities across gender lines as well as, a visible and sustainable improvement of living standards and poverty reduction in these developing economies, using the very best of Canadian and Icelandic technology, products, materiel’s and services that both our Countries have to offer the world.”
Readers are cautioned that the foregoing statements made herein reflect Brúarfoss Iceland ehf and On Guard for Humanity’s expectations as at the date of this News Release and are subject to change after the date hereof and unless required by applicable laws, Brúarfoss Iceland ehf and On Guard for Humanity expressly disclaim any intention, and assurances given herein for reasons beyond their control and assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward looking statements, whether as a result of new information, restrictions, future events or otherwise.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Brúarfoss Iceland ehf
Guard for Humanity
T. + 345-867-1100