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Since Dec 2022
Motivated by a shared vision of providing safe, drinking water to all, three students — Chong Tee, David and Vincent — at the National University of Singapore (NUS) started Wateroam in 2014. They came up with the RoamFilter systems which remove harmful bacteria from dirty water without electricity, well-suited for constantly moving people in water poor areas in Myanmar.
With help from supporters like you, Wateroam has transformed over 100,000 lives in 38 countries. Every Wateroam filter deployed displaces the production of 1 million plastic bottles and the equivalent amount of firewood required to boil untreated water.
CO2 Carbon Capture
On land biodiversity
Why support clean water in Myanmar
Due to political unrest in Myanmar, thousands of families have been displaced from their homes. UNHCR estimates that over 1.1 million people are currently displaced in Karen State, Myanmar.
Unable to secure fresh, potable water, many people have to rely on unsafe water resources. The local Water, Sanitation and Health (WASH) team has registered numerous cases of dehydration and water-borne diseases like diarrhoea.
Wateroam has partnered with Safe Water for Every Child-Myanmar, an aid-organization working with local agencies like the Karen State of Department Health and Welfare to equitably disburse RoamFilters. Safe Water also provides Water, Sanitation and Health (WASH) intervention workshops and recruits local community members who monitor and maintain the filters to ensure their long-term use.
Why support clean water globally
Although the 2022 UN SGD Report showed a reduction in the number of people without access to potable water, 1.2 billion people still lack access to basic water services. This number could rise again to 2.8 billion in the absence of meaningful intervention.
Lack of access to safe water impacts lives of people and progress on all the UN SDGs. Life without potable water increases the risk of mortality, malnourishment, and exacerbates poverty. To meet the SDG 6 regarding clean water and sanitation, investment needs to quadruple by 2030.
RoamFilter systems are a scalable, highly-adaptable solution for providing this basic human right to all. As most people at risk from dirty water also live in the least developed regions and crisis zones, these portable filters can help us reach all people in need.
Chong Tee Lim
Co-Founder and CMO
As an entrepreneur with a background in engineering, Chong Tee has a keen understanding in both marketing and technology. Chong Tee works directly with local communities and non-governmental organisations to manage water development projects in countries such as Myanmar, Malaysia, Cambodia and the Philippines.
Co-Founder and CEO
With an education in NUS Business School and a rich experience in nurturing start-up companies, David is the Chief Executive Officer. As a well-rounded individual with knowledge in business, finance and operations, David is a strong leader who has been able to cast a vision for his team to bring an end to global thirst.
Co-Founder and CTO
Trained as an environmental engineer, Vincent’s passion is in developing water solutions to end waterborne illnesses in developing countries. His engineering breakthroughts in filtration technology have led Wateroam’s product design. For his breakthroughs, he was awarded the prestigious Patent for Good Awards in 2018. Vincent was also recognised as a representative of the United Nation Sustainable Development Goal 6 Clean Water and Sanitation in 2016.
Wateroam works with local actors to ensure an equitable and comprehensive use of funds to ensure long-term impact.
An innovative enterprise, Wateroam is constantly advancing water filteration technology and Internet of Things (IoT).
Supporting the locals
At its heart, Wateroam is driven by their mission to serve and uplift communities in need.
The Sustainable Development Goals
By decreasing mortality and improving the health of people who use their filters, Wateroam advances this SDG.
In most communities, women and girls source and manage water, which is often very time-consuming and arduous. Using Wateroam’s portable water filters, women create room to pursue opportunities.
By deploying innovative filters that clean water even without electricity, Wateroam advances this SDG.
By providing access to clean drinking water, a basic human right, to marginalised people who lack it, Wateroam advances this SDG.
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