The Philippines' Pasig River Rehabilitation Council (PRRC) is working hand in hand with a group of local and South African environmentalists and entrepreneurs to apply blockchain technology to save a 27 km long Pasig River stretching via capital Manila. The idea is to ultimately put to use the know-how suitable to clean the global's rivers and seas.
The partners chose Pasig River as their first proof-of-concept (PoC) since it’s one of the densely populated rivers in the country of Philippines.
The firm wants to collaborate with various government agencies to implement their idea. At present, it is giving its services to the Philippine's government at a free cost.
The firm is considering to install modern internet of Things (IoT) devices across the main river and underwater (IOUT) in order to oversee tide levels, water quality and other important data points to monitor their advance in a specific period of time. The gathered information will aid form solutions to the garbage and plastic large problem destroying the river.
The project will also be using modern drones when mapping the plastic on a microscopic level with the help of LIDAR (the optical analogue of radar, using intense pulses of laser light to measure the composition and structure of the atmosphere).
The group hopes to launch a big information campaign, particularly targeting communities that are near the river and along the riverbanks. The public will be thoroughly educated about the advantages of proper garbage disposal and the importance of protecting the environment.
The people living in those communities will be incentivized with BOTcoin crypto for a particular amount of garbage that is collected along the river and not disposing of plastics in it.
The information, analysis, and findings of the research could be applied and used to carry out a worldwide clean up of several rivers such as the Ganges River in India, the Yangtze in China and the Amazon River in Brazil.