The Aquaya Institute (Aquaya) is a non-profit research and consulting organization dedicated to safe drinking water and improved sanitation in developing countries. Aquaya was founded in 2005 by academic researchers in the United States, and our goals are to combine the methods and rigor of peer-reviewed research with practical applied science that supports the needs of development agencies and implementing organizations. Aquaya maintains offices in San Francisco, USA, and Nairobi, Kenya.
Since 2012, Aquaya has been engaged in Monitoring for Safe Water(MfSW), an action research program that promotes drinking water safety through improved monitoring. MfSW was launched with a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to Aquaya. Partners have included the African Water Association (AfWA), the International Water Association (IWA), and the World Health Organization (WHO). More information about MfSW can be found at: http://www.aquaya.org/project/monitoring-for-safe-water/.
Aquaya is collaborating with AfWA to produce research briefs about water quality management in Africa.
Drinking water is not sufﬁciently tested for microbial contamination in sub-Saharan Africa. Download HERE