Clean Drinking Water For When Disaster Strikes

by Caminos de Agua
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Clean Drinking Water For When Disaster Strikes
Clean Drinking Water For When Disaster Strikes
Clean Drinking Water For When Disaster Strikes
Clean Drinking Water For When Disaster Strikes
Clean Drinking Water For When Disaster Strikes
Clean Drinking Water For When Disaster Strikes
Clean Drinking Water For When Disaster Strikes
Clean Drinking Water For When Disaster Strikes
Clean Drinking Water For When Disaster Strikes
Clean Drinking Water For When Disaster Strikes
Clean Drinking Water For When Disaster Strikes
Clean Drinking Water For When Disaster Strikes
Clean Drinking Water For When Disaster Strikes
Clean Drinking Water For When Disaster Strikes
Clean Drinking Water For When Disaster Strikes

Project Report | Aug 29, 2019
Aguadapt is a winner at the 2019 ASME Innovation Showcase Award

By Paco Guajardo | Associate Director Caminos de Agua

Aaron and Dylan receiving the "ISHOW" award
Aaron and Dylan receiving the "ISHOW" award

WE WON!

In our last project report, we shared that Caminos de Agua would be competing at the Innovation Showcase Award, hosted by the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) in Washington D.C.  We are happy to announce that Caminos de Agua's (Caminos)  new modular water filter – Aguadapt  –  was one of three winning entries!

Caminos has already developed a certified ceramic filter that removes 99.9999% of pathogens and bacteria from contaminated water. However, low-income people worldwide are disproportionately affected by rising levels of chemical contamination, This is something most low-cost filters simply do not address. Additionally, shipping expensive bottled water is common in emergency disaster relief, which is costly and very inefficient. Aguadapt is a flexible filter platform which seeks to solve both of these issues. 

What did the judges like about Aguadapt?

The family-sized system is robust, deploys rapidly, and can be quickly installed in nearly any commonly available containers – making it ideal for emergency response. Aguadapt is not only adaptable to containers but also to regionally-relevant contaminants like arsenic, lead, fluoride, or pesticides. So, it can easily transition from emergency relief measure to a permanent water solution for families.

The ASME award was presented to the Caminos Team by the head of the Climate Technology Program at the World Bank and is accompanied by a USD $10,000 cash prize. In addition, Caminos will have access to free consulting services with Catapult Design – a design firm that works with socially-driven organizations to build accessible, market-based products and services that give low income and underserved people reliable tools to improve their quality of life. The ASME award also comes with an invitation to additional events to be held in New York City in October. There, Caminos will have a chance to present Aguadapt to industry water experts.

To learn more about what Aguadapt can watch "Aguadapt. All Waters. All People" by clicking on the link at the end of this report.

Our Goal

Our goal is to make Aguadapt accessible to the people who need it most, so we are happy to report another important Aguadapt update. Caminos is currently piloting Aguadapt with 700 families in the state of Chiapas in southern Mexico.  We are doing this in partnership with a US non-profit working with at-risk communities in Mexico, Guatemala, and Colombia.

All of us at Caminos have been hard at work to make Aguadapt an accessible water filter that is flexible enough to address the world’s most pressing emerging contaminants, but we need the support of people like you to take the production of Aguadapt to scale.  

Your generous support will help us take Aguadapt to families, communities, and other places or situations where clean and safe drinking water is not readily available. 

 “Aguadapt. All waters. All people.”

 

Aquadapt being tested with 700 families in Chiapas
Aquadapt being tested with 700 families in Chiapas

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Jun 6, 2019
Aguadapt is ASME bound

By Paco Guajardo | Associate Director Caminos de Agua

Mar 11, 2019
Aguadapt: our ceramic filter can transition from emergency relief to a permanent water solution.

By Paco Guajardo | Associate Director Caminos de Agua

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Caminos de Agua

Location: San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato - Mexico
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Project Leader:
Dylan Terrell
San Miguel de Allende , Guanajuato Mexico

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