change:WATER Labs

Venture
change:WATER Labs
www.change-water.com
 

Founder:
Diana Yousef ’03BUS ’04SIPA

Industry: 
Water; Sanitation

Venture Type: 
For-Profit

What is the social or environmental issue being addressed?

Globally, 2.6Bn people lack access to safe, dignified sanitation. Government under-investment into infrastructure, increasing urbanization and crisis-related displacement have resulted in large populations lacking access to safe, proper sanitation. Providing non-sewered communities scalable improved sanitation will incur huge economic costs (for piping, collections, treatment) and unsustainable stresses on local water resources. In non-sewered communities, people must resort to unsafe sanitation options like open defecation and shared pit latrines.

Innovation:

change:WATER Labs develops disruptive frugal water technologies, including a revolutionary evaporative toilet to clean up off-grid and non-sewered communities by shrinking daily sewage volumes 85-99% onsite—its portable, low-cost and stand-alone toilets leverage super-water-absorbent polymers to passively vaporize liquid sewage, thus enabling complete sanitary containment, waterless and off-grid operability, and 10x reduced collections logistics.

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Venture Website: www.change-water.com

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