The schoolchildren are given safe clean drinking water treated by UV system everyday.
Innovating Water is a sustainable community-based UV-solar water treatment system in schools and health facilities in Kenya. The schoolchildren are given safe clean drinking water treated by UV system everyday. Also, they are taught the merit of clean water, and the basic engineering education about the UV system and renewable energy like solar power.
Please watch our latest documentary filmed in Kisumu, Kenya.
Innovating water is developed and delivered through the co-creation of Kenyan charities, engineers, doctors and schoolchildren’s teachers. We source all the equipment from local business firms and test the safety of water with Kenyan public health unit. We produce the educational materials like brochures with schoolchildren’s mothers, the great Kenyan women who look after their family.
Ringroad Primary School: 600 pupils
Rabour Primary School: 1500 pupils
Kasongo Dispensary: more 1000 population nearby
It’s not only to design a solution for global water crisis, but also to design future solution makers like engineers. Little children with a big impact.
The project Innovating Water won the IE&D Business Plan Competition 2013 as a cross-disciplinary collaboration between Imperial College London and Royal College of Art. We as a team work closely with international and Kenyan NGOs to develop and deliver this project.
Here are our dedicated team members across the UK and Kenya.
Irene Yen-Hsuan Shih | Design Director
Yuan Xiao | Producer & Media Planner
Dr. Michael Marks | Non-Executive Director
Fredah Ajowi | Local Project Manager
John-Paul Marks | Chief Executive Officer
Damien Grundy | Director of Finance & Operations
Kay Nagendra | Director of External Affairs
Alice Rawcliffe | Director of Communications
Sebastian Nause-Bluemi | Director of System Design
Stuart Carroll | Founding Member
Frank Lawson | Engineering Adviser
Matt Hall | Ph.D.Clinical Scientist
Harshna Mistry | Principal Clinical Research Scientist
Matthew MacCalla | Project Manager, Global Health Programmes
Adam Younis | Previous Water and Sanitation Officer, MSF
Swetha Rambhatla | KOP Imperial President, Kenya Orphan Project
Jeremy Brown | Co-founder, Chalkboard Kenya
OGRA Foundation, Kenya
Hezron Mc’Obewa | Founder Trustee
Gabriel Amollo | CEO
Geoffrey Odeyo | OGRA Medical Centre
Victor Onyango Odeyo, George Ambuso, Kenneth Obiero
Schools and Health Facilities, Kenya
Charles, Hellen, Pauline | Teachers, Rabour Primary School
Affline, Tom | Teachers, Ringroad, Primary School
Aloice Olang, Leah, Donge | Teachers, Ombeyi Primary School
Adam | Public Health Officer
Caroline Chepng’eno Mibei | Nurse, Kasongo Dispensary
Ephraim Kay Odeny | Director of Nursing, Nyanze Provincial General Hospital
Kennedy Odhiambo | Branch Manager, Davis and Shirtliff Company
Joannes Andiego | Ward rep, Oyamo Island
Taiwan & USA
George Yeh | Ph.D. Molecular Biology, UCLA
Thomas Jhlai | PhD. Electrical & Computer Engineering, Georgia Tech