WaterHealth International: Providing Safe Drinking Water to the Bottom of the Pyramid Consumers

            
 
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Case Code : LDEN069
Case Length : 26 Pages
Period : 1992-2009
Pub Date : 2010
Teaching Note : Available
Organization : WaterHealth International Inc.
Industry : Safe Water
Countries : India; Africa; Global

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Ever since its launch in 1996, WHI had been involved in dealing with one of the most pressing problems in developing countries worldwide - scarcity of potable water. It was estimated that more than 2 billion people lacked access to clean drinking water in developing countries. These people, therefore, often relied on water resources that were contaminated. It was reported that nearly 60 million children suffered from diminutive growth due to water-borne diseases. In addition to deaths and economic loss, women and girls, on whom the burden of obtaining water for the family fell, had to trek long distances and spend around six hours of their time fetching water - time that could be better spent with family or on economic activities.4

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WHI aimed to alleviate the suffering caused by water-borne diseases and the associated economic loss through its innovative and breakthrough UV Waterworks (UVW) technology. The UVW technology was invented by Ashok Gadgil (Gadgil), an Indian-born senior physicist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory5 (Berkeley Lab) in 1993, for disinfecting water from harmful pathogens and microbes with the help of ultraviolet light (UV)...

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4] "Statistics Illustrate the Challenge of Clean Water Access around the World," http://www.waterhealth.com/water-crisis/statistics.php.

5] Established on August 26, 1931, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is located at the University of California. The lab was founded to conduct scientific research.


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