OUR MISSION: UNIVERSAL ACCESS TO SAFE WATER ON TAP


AguaClara LLC designs gravity-powered water treatment plants for low-income communities around the world. Conventional centralized water treatment can be complex, costly, and—for the 750 million people without access to clean drinking water around the world—completely unsustainable.
 

What sets our water treatment plants apart is their sheer simplicity

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Simple To build

AguaClara plants are affordable because they are built using locally-available materials and community labor.

 

SimpleMaintain

simple to operate

Our water treatment plants are easy to maintain and can be operated by community members without technical backgrounds.

 

SimplePower

simple to power

AguaClara water treatment plants require no electricity and are powered solely by gravity.

 

 

After over two years of work, we successfully implemented our first small-scale treatment plants across four small villages in Jharkhand, India. These projects have led to over 2,000 residents gaining access to safe water on tap.

 
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A different kind of company

AguaClara LLC is a Certified B Corporation, which is  a new type of company that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. AguaClara LLC was certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. 

We constantly evaluate how our practices impact our employees, our community, the environment, and our customers. We also have a commitment to being open source—sharing our learnings with others so that we all can benefit from it.

Our Team

 
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Maysoon Sharif, Principal

Maysoon was first exposed to the global water sector as a student intern with the AguaClara program at Cornell University. She continued with AguaClara as part of her Master of Engineering and, upon graduating, became a Design Engineer for the program. In 2012, Maysoon decided to start a company to successfully scale AguaClara’s work across the world.

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John Finn, TECHNICAL advisor

John has over 30 years of experience in engineering practice. His broad range of skills have been built through 10 years as an engineer and project manager in multi-disciplinary teams, 2 years as leader of a relief and development program in Cambodia, and 18 years as leader of an engineering consulting firm in Ithaca, New York.

 
 

SIMONE ST. ANNE, CREATIVE ADVISOR

Simone is a creative facilitator, with development and communication skills honed at Cornell University. Her attention to big-picture thinking, problem defining, storytelling, histories and myth, enables effective and sustainable interaction and innovation. Her focus is creative collaboration, and watering things to make them grow.