About Aquaya

A global expert in applied research and development, Aquaya is one of the only organizations in the water sector that combines proven innovations in science and technology with on-the-ground programs. This hybrid approach allows Aquaya to develop, evaluate and implement equitable and sustainable improvements in water and sanitation. As part of this approach, Aquaya actively partners with local entrepreneurs and governmental. This not only ensures that projects remain in flight but also promotes sustainability long after project completion.


Since its founding in 2005, Aquaya has completed successful projects in more than 15 countries with partners that include private foundations, UN agencies, international NGOs, development finance groups, government agencies, and the private sector.

What We Do

The Aquaya Institute is a non-profit research and consulting organization dedicated to improving health in the developing world. We deliver the knowledge and tools that are required to achieve universal access to safe water.

Research and Development

We develop and evaluate technologies, policies, and programs for testing and addressing drinking water quality. Our research is supported by grants and contracts from philanthropic foundations and development agencies. We collaborate with academic teams, and we publish our results in peer-reviewed journals.
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We translate proven scientific and technical innovations into local impact by partnering with public and private institutions that are committed to providing safe drinking water. Our clients include UN agencies, international NGOs, development finance institutions, and water suppliers.
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How We Work

Providing safe and sustainable drinking water in low-resource settings requires technical, financial, and political creativity. Our combined research and consulting approach applies evidence-based innovation across this full range of activities. Our work creates a feedback loop that leverages on-the-ground learning to drive our research priorities.

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