Naïade - UV stand alone water purifier
Safe drinking water for everyone
For millions of people a shortage of clean drinking water is a reality they must face every day. Sometimes they simply do not have enough, in other cases the available water is contaminated. In developing countries, poor water quality is the leading cause of health problems. Eighty percent of all illnesses in developing countries are caused by polluted water. It is estimated that 2 million people die from these illnesses every year.
"Access to safe drinking water is a fundamental human need and therefore a basic human right" - Kofi Annan (1938-2018)
With this quote in mind Nedap Light Controls started the search for a simple, smart and safe solution. A mobile drinking water system that gives easy access to children and adolescents in developing and rural areas. This resulted in an innovative water purification device, the Naïade. The Naïade combines solar energy with ultra violet water treatment technology. A stand alone unit which can be set up easily and ready for use within 30 minutes. A device that provides safe drinking water to up to 400 people at an estimated costs of around 1,50 euro per person per year.
Naïade solution: smart, simple and safe:
The Nedap Naïade is a mobile water purification unit working on solar power. It is easy to install, use and maintain. The Naïade purifies bacteriological, contaminated water without the use of chemicals.