Researchers in lab; researcher stepping out of mobile wastewater treatment trailer; Elon demonstration site

Our Work

There is no shortage of health and environmental challenges related to water, sanitation and hygiene. Today, 3.6 billion people do not have access to safely managed sanitation and 432,000 people die each year from diarrheal deaths related to inadequate sanitation. Water scarcity affects an increasing number of communities while others suffer from pollutants in their drinking water and stormwater. 

Climate change, population growth, rapid urbanization and aging infrastructure exacerbate these challenges, underscoring the need for innovation.    

We are committed to accelerating the development and commercialization of technologies to improve human health and the environment and oversee the Sanitation Technology Cluster, a global network of partners.

Current research and development activities include: