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BETTER DATA


Means Better Outcomes

 

PotaVida’s Smart Solar Purifier provides a turnkey solution that integrates data-driven program evaluation with cost effective household water purification.

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BETTER DATA


Means Better Outcomes

 

PotaVida’s Smart Solar Purifier provides a turnkey solution that integrates data-driven program evaluation with cost effective household water purification.

 

Track outcomes, not outputs

As little as 5% of water purifiers distributed in acute emergencies are used correctly. This is a poor outcome for the recipients, and a troubling statistic for funders. The problem persists because there is little data on usage, and the data that exists is unreliable and costly to collect.

PotaVida presents a revolutionary new concept: accurate data from every device in the field. The Smart Solar Purifier automatically collects its own usage data, which can be easily transmitted to a cell phone and then to a cloud-based database.

 
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Smart Solar Purifier


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Smart Solar Purifier



PotaVida's Smart Solar Purifier consists of a 10 liter hydration bag with an electronic dosage indicator that shows when the water is safe to drink and records usage data. Our technology uses the process of solar disinfection (SODIS) to reduce the cost of water treatment and eliminate the need for replacing filters and chemicals. Each batch of water is ready in about 5 hours in sunny conditions, or up to 2 days during the rainy season. Our product has a shelf life of 5 years and design lifetime of 1 year, making it an ideal disaster relief supply. To use, simply fill the bag with water, place it in the sun, push a button, and wait for the indicator's green LED to show that the water is safe.

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SEE WHAT's WORKING


And identify opportunities to improve

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SEE WHAT's WORKING


And identify opportunities to improve

You can't improve what you don't measure.

In emergency contexts you need fast answers to hard questions: How many people need access to safe water? How many liters are purified, by whom, where, and when?

We give you the data. You can see uptake, total water disinfected, and even the locations of the purifiers in near-real time. This data allows you to identify:
• Correct and incorrect operation of each unit
• Effectiveness of different training protocols
• Total water treated per distribution, or per unit
• GPS locations of distributions, or of units