WaterTech: 4 Startups Resolving Clean Drinking Water Issues in India
These water tech startups are trying to solve the clean water problem in India, one of the gravest today.
As World Water Day was on 22nd March, a day designated by the UN to take stock of global progress towards providing everyone with clean water for drinking and hygiene. However, India isn’t in a good position regarding clean water.
According to UNICEF India, less than 50% of the population in India has access to safely managed drinking water. With chemical contaminated water health is always at risk for waterborne diseases. In rural areas, people still have to go miles in search of water. Even after walking miles, they don’t get clean drinking water. It’s time to look for solutions as we already know the problems.
Keeping all these in mind, here are some water tech startups on their way to resolve this clean drinking water issue in the country through their innovative ideas and amazing technologies.
Swajal is a water tech impact startup based out of Gurgaon. Swajal uses technology and innovation to develop a new generation of water technology that makes drinking water equitable and sustainable.
For environmental impact, Swajal targets plastic drinking water and its impact not just to the environment but also to human health with micro plastic consumption
It has an in-house R&D centre based in Gurgaon, which is DSIR accredited. This R&D centre has already churned out over seven patents and design trademarks in water technology. It is led by ex IIT professor and researchers with a deep understanding of technology and science.
Broadly, Swajal divides its work in two impact categories: social and environmental. For environmental impact, Swajal targets plastic drinking water and its impact not just to the environment but also to human health with micro plastic consumption.
A young technology enabled water company started in 2019, Hydrop is building into a platform for everything water, from drinking water to domestic tap water, saving water to regeneration of water.
A platform for everything water, from drinking water to domestic tap water, saving water to regeneration of water
They work towards building connections between water consumers and different water brands around them. With a suite of technology solutions, their customers and vendors can benefit from a digitally connected water market that helps people access clean water and conserve water for a sustainable future.
Maithri Aquatech is a Water Tech company focused on meeting the growing demands of the world’s potable water needs through an innovative solution Meghdoot, which harvests water from the air. Built on the concept of Atmospheric Water Generation, their product is capable of generating water from air.
Built on the concept of Atmospheric Water Generation, their product is capable of generating water from air
Neither groundwater nor surface water is required. Their solutions do not rely on delicate natural resources and produce no exhaust gasses while running on renewable energy. They provide multiple solutions to meet various demands, be it for individuals, communities, organizations, or wildlife.
Started in September 2014, Agua Wireless Systems is an initiative that provides a highly intelligent Wireless Water Management System. Their solution is affordable as well as efficient and come in a compact and easy-to-use plug and play design.
An initiative that provides a highly intelligent Wireless Water Management System
Their present efforts are focused on manufacturing and distributing a one-of-a-kind smart water management system that allows effortless access to your water tanks, motors, and meters.