September 6, 2019 | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
A globe-trotting team of researchers have been given a $13.5 million budget and 39 months to sort through the prototypes and remaining challenges of the Gates Foundation Reinvent the Toilet Challenge.
August 30, 2019
For Research Scientist Edgard Ngaboyamahina, PhD, MBA, the path to building local capacity in his home country of Rwanda started with, of all things, a two-day trip to Indianapolis. We sat down with Edgard to learn more about his work at the Center for WaSH-AID, his newly formed company Simbuka, and the story of his homecoming after being away for almost 30 years.
August 28, 2019 | American Chemical Society
How chemistry is helping to solve the sanitation crisis in low-resource areas.
July 31, 2019 | Georgia Tech University
Nicknamed G2RT - Generation 2 Reinvented Toilet - and supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a new multi-year initiative will bring the dispersed efforts of the original Reinvent the Toilet Challenge together to focus on demonstrating prototypes of a single user reinvented toilet (SURT) that can be afforded by the world’s poorest.
July 22, 2019
In 2011, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation ignited their Reinvent the Toilet Challenge to encourage innovative approaches to safe and sustainable management of human waste in developing countries. Answering the call, Duke University’s Center for WaSH-AID collaborated with MSR to develop the Reclaimer, a miniature sanitation plant in a box. Learn how the Reclaimer came to be and what makes this piece of technology so profound.
July 18, 2019
The Center for WaSH-AID and Mountain Safety Research have partnered to create the Reclaimer, a compact, prototype wastewater treatment system that creates safe, clean water that can be reused for flushing, washing, or irrigation. Learn about the team’s in-field testing from Brian Hawkins, the project’s lead engineer.
June 10, 2019
James (Jimmy) Thostensen, PhD, is one of two winners of the 2019 Outstanding Dissertation Award conveyed by Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
March 1, 2019 | MIT Technology Review
Sanitation without sewers is included in the list of MIT Technology Review's ten breakthrough technologies that will change the world for the better in 2019.
January 9, 2019 | Duke MEDx News
A 2019-2020 Bass Connections Project will offer students the opportunity to explore the potential of a "Smart Toilet" to monitor wellness and disease.
November 23, 2018 | BBC News
Hi-tech loos that use little or no water and can recycle waste products safely and sustainably promise to give billions of people around the world access to much-needed sanitation. So why do so many still lack this basic amenity?
November 19, 2018
Plan includes densely populated Warangal in Telangana and Narsapur in Andhra Pradesh
November 6, 2018 | Popular Science
Duke University engineering professor and WaSH-AID's entrepreneurship lead, Jeffrey Glass, was quoted in 'Popular Science' after the Reinvented Toilet Expo in Beijing
November 5, 2018
Demonstration system manufactured through global partnership is the size of carry-on luggage
November 5, 2018 | Duke Stories
Supported through multiple grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Center for WaSH-AID and two emerging technologies hope to reshape the lives and health of billions of people both worldwide and at home
October 24, 2018
Imagine a perfect world. Children in developing nations no longer die from diseases caused by poor sanitation. Global challenges call for more than creative approaches—they call for optimistic outlooks.