Together with the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, the International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR, B), and CARE Kenya, Aquaya is examining the influences on end-user adoption of competing household level water treatment products among the rural poor in Nyanza province, Kenya and among the urban poor in the Mirpur slum of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Much has been published on the efficacy of household water treatment in reducing levels of waterborne illness such as cholera, dysentery, and typhoid fever. What is less understood is what can compel vulnerable populations in varying cultural settings to adopt and use appropriate and low-cost products to render their water safe to drink on a sustainable basis.

Our article summarizing the results and analysis from the Kenya research in the journalĀ Environmental Science and Technology was selected as a ‘paper of the year’.

Aquaya has studied and optimized water quality testing strategies in low-resource settings for over 10 years. We are happy to provide insights to help your organization develop or improve a monitoring program. Please reach out by contacting us.

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