Paani Project


How might we use market-based approaches to expand
water and sanitation solutions among low income households in India?



01 OVERVIEW

The Paani (means water in Hindi) Project is a product
and market-based solution to address the problem of
fluoride contamination in ground water levels in India.



TIMELINE   

Feb - April
2016
TYPE      

Systems Thinking,
Strategy, Design Research,
Industrial Design
TEAM    

Nitin Jayakrishnan, 
Business Designer

Ramya Ahuja,
Material Scientist
ROLE

Designer + 
Researcher




What is OpenIDEO and what is the Water and Sanitation Challenge all about?
OpenIDEO is an open innovation platform fostering a global community to solve big challenges for social good. This Challenge focussed on developing solutions that support households and market-based suppliers as they invest in rapidly improving access to safe drinking water and hygienic sanitation in India.

Why
Access to safe drinking water and hygienic sanitation are true necessities for healthy families. Yet access rates for water and sanitation remain stubbornly low in most low-income countries. In India alone 77 million people lack access to safe water 769 million lack accesses to hygienic sanitation.

Check out our submission here︎︎︎ and indepth PDF here︎︎︎












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