A Mission to Secure Humanity,
A Vision to Transform the Planet.
WATER IS NOT INFINITE.
Our planet, ‘the Blue Planet’ is 71% water, of which 97.5% is salt water and the remaining 2.5% is fresh water. These figures, unfortunately, do not represent the availability of water to humanity. Only 1% of all available freshwater sources is accessible, which are considerably exploited. We assume water to be a renewable resource which is not the case!
IT IS A GLOBAL PROBLEM.
More than half of the planet's 37 largest aquifers are being depleted due to climate change and population growth..
844 million people across the planet lack access to a basic drinking water source, either due to decreased water availability or contamination.
Due to Global warming, glaciers are melting causing sea levels to rise. This pushes saline water inland globally, contaminating delicate freshwater resources.
A warmer climate is causing more water to evaporate from water bodies, with 7% more water for every 1 degree rise in temperature.
Maithri Aquatech was founded with the mission to ease dependence on scarce water resources and provide water on a sustainable basis wherever required.The company has developed an innovative technology to harvest the water vapour in the atmosphere to produce potable drinkable water on a sustainable basis. Its innovative solution called MEGHDOOT (which in Sanskrit means ‘Messenger of the Sky’s’) produces 100% microbe-free potable water by using the water vapour present in the air. Maithri Aquatech’s solution is decentralized, highly scalable and environmentally friendly and the water generated meets if not exceeds the guidelines of both WHO as well as Indian standards for potable water.Maithri Aquatech has partnered with the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) which operates under the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)The company has major clients in the Private and Public sectors, including defence and has gained recognition even from the Ministry of Water (Jalshakti) in India.
Dr. S. Sridhar
Principal Scientist at CSIR-IICT with 20 years of experience in the area of Membrane Separation Processes. He has developed several technologies for chemical industries besides contributing immensely to rural welfare through water purification and academic development projects.