Every year millions of people, most of them children, die from diseases like cholera that are associated with inadequate water supply, sanitation, and hygiene (WHO). This was evident in 1993, when a mutant strain of cholera broke out in parts of India, Bangladesh and Thailand, killing thousands.
Researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory witnessed the suffering caused by this epidemic and were determined to develop a water disinfection system to address the problem. The result was a groundbreaking technology that used ultraviolet light to purify and eliminate harmful pathogens and microbes from contaminated water.
Since that time, WaterHealth has advanced the technology and developed a scalable and sustainable model for building WaterHealth Centers globally. The company has centers in India, Africa and Southeast Asia with plans to continue building facilities wherever there is need.