The UW team met with two staff of PATH's Safe Water project in mid-November to discuss the UW team's project. PATH is an international nonprofit organization whose vision is a world where innovation ensures that health is within reach of everyone. With headquarters based in Seattle, PATH was deemed a good local resource for feedback, especially regarding global health impact and appropriate technologies. PATH shared with the UW team key findings gained from four years of research regarding household water treatment and safe storage products, including overviews of the HWTS landscape, barriers to uptake, targeted markets, identification of users, and applicability to different regions of the world. Although PATH is not endorsing the team's product, the discussions led to a fruitful critique of areas for the UW team to investigate further. The Safe Water team is pleased to be able to provide feedback to local organizations and students and is proud of local endeavors aimed at reaching populations globally.
Learn more about PATH's Safe Water Project