Kousseri (Cameroon) 2050 – Environment

The Power of Sharing

This fragment of rubber reservoir lining represents the impact of the worldwide ban on petrochemical processing (UN Petrochemical Processing Act 2035) the resulting crisis in car tire disposal and indirectly to the founding of the world famous Koussweri University for Global Sustainability.

Both the UN Petrochemical Processing Act 2035 and the wide scale use of the innovative No-Wear tires led to huge stockpiles of unusable car tires in the West. These stockpiles, through criminal and negligent trading and dumping, eventually ended up in the poorest parts of the planet.

Innovative scientists and researchers in Kousser created a unique process of recycling. In a part of the world ravaged by drought and unreliable water storage a rubber lining material was created that allowed the building of huge reservoirs and methane capture systems.

New ways of using water for both energy creation and irrigation led to the reclaiming of land for food use and the stabilizing of the ecology.

The unintended consequences of this work led to massive population movement towards Kousser from outlying villages and nearby Chad. The next innovation from Kousser was in response to this overpopulation.

Share the technology. The founding of the Kousseri Knowledge Transfer Cooperative (the forerunner of the Kousseri University) led to the wide scale use of these reservoirs and other new technologies across the drought stricken regions and permanently changed the economic and social prospects for people living there. Now the Kousseri University is a byword for scientific and social innovation and is still on the leading edge of renewable technologies globally.