FIH Odisha Hockey WC: ‘Drinking Water From Air’ to be served in Bhubaneswar & Rourkela stadia

FIH Odisha Hockey WC: ‘Drinking Water From Air’ to be served in Bhubaneswar & Rourkela stadia

New Delhi: This FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup, all present at Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar, and Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium, Rourkela, will be provided ‘drinking water from air’.

Watergen, the atmospheric drinking water devices (AWG), on Tuesday announced its partnership with Hockey India as a sustainability partner for providing fresh, high quality, mineralized and safe drinking water created from ambient air at the two venues, where matches will be played from January 13-29, 2023, free of cost.

The company will be placing its various products including GEN-L which creates up to 6000L of water, GEN-M Pro which creates up to 900L of water, and GENNY which can produce up to 30L in both stadia for general public use as well as in the VIP lounge and office areas. Together, these machines are estimated to generate over 2 lakh litres of water, an IANS report said.

“Water is an integral part of any sport and as millions of people follow sports, we at Hockey India have an opportunity to inspire the world to adopt sustainable practices,” said Hockey India president Padma Shri Dilip Tirkey.

“This Hockey World Cup will be the world’s 1st water sustainable World Cup across sports. As the sustainability partner of FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023, we are confident that awareness about our technology will result in an increase in corporates and other bodies to adopt our ‘Water from Air’ technology,” said Watergen India CEO Maayan Mulla.

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