The demand for safe drinking water among India’s low-income populations is substantial. While WHO and UNICEF reported that 92% of India’s population had access to ‘improved’ sourceds of drinking water as of 2010, the unfortunate reality is that such sources of water are only the first step towards securing safe drinking water.
A variety of low-cost blue technologies, which can help low-income people secure safe drinking water are now in the market. These range from solar-powered groundwater purifications to household water filtrations using locally available materials. However, which of these technologies are most relevant to India’s low-income markets is yet to be ascertained.
To take this discussion forward, The Institute of Rural Research and Development (IRRAD) that promotes the well-being of people in rural India and TiE Delhi-NCR are organizing a seminar entitled ‘Safe Drinking Water: Blue Technologies and Business Models for India’s BOP Populations’. Find out more information about the seminar now
This free event, taking place on 2nd May, 2013, intends to generate discussions on existing and upcoming low-cost blue technologies by examining their business models and evaluating whether these can be scaled.
By bringing together entrepreneurs, impact investors, development practitioners, policymakers and students to share their knowledge, this seminar aims to discuss several questions namely; Which technologies have successfully been commercialized and what are the other high-potential technologies in the pipeline?, What are the successful scale-up models?, What are the sequences of commercialization and enterprise scale up? and What are the challenges and opportunities in this ecosystem?
Learn more about the event agenda and speakers now. Alternatively, to RSVP for the event, please email [email protected]