EON Reality has been in partnership with UNIDO for quite some time. Their most recent project H2O Maghreb, also in partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), FESTO Didactic, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and Morocco’s State Secretariat for Water and National Office for Water and Electricity (ONEE), aims to improve industrial and municipal water management practices in Morocco and the rest of the Maghreb region. Maghreb aims to improve the knowledge of local workers and pilot sustainable water practices for local and regional use.
H2O Maghreb addresses the contributing factors to poor water management practices in the region such as lack of employment opportunities, lack of professionals skilled in the latest water management technologies and practices, and the lack of knowledge in the current workforce. This will be achieved through developing new curricula for water management related skills, including the latest innovations in the field such as Virtual Reality and Automation Technology, and a demonstration and training hub at ONEE’s training center. The center will improve the skills of ten trainers and one hundred water professionals and students from Morocco in order to improve their employability.
The H2O Maghreb Project is an outgrowth from the work that EON Reality and FESTO Didactic have done on creating a Virtual Reality simulator for Aquatronics and EON Reality’s previous work with the LDK Facility to create an Augmented Reality application for heavy engine maintenance in Ethiopia. The project will be implemented over a period of two years with a budget of USD 2.7 million.
Ken Swain, Chairman of EON Reality Manchester, demonstrates the H20 Maghreb Project at UNIDO’s General Conference 2017