WaterMaker India

Rural India is benefitting from a technology that produces drinking water from air

Rural India is benefitting from a technology that produces drinking water from air

A chance conversation between two strangers at New York's JFK airport in 2004 has today impacted and improved the lives of people in rural India. One was a scientist from America, who had developed a machine that converts air into safe drinking water, but wasn't sure how to promote and scale this technology. The other was a head honcho at an Indian firm, Pallan Katgara, who immediately recognised the impact it could have in India. He immediately called up his sister from the airport and started talking about this fantastic, futuristic technology. Today, Meher Bhandara heads WaterMaker India—a for-profit company that supplies the machine invented by Dan Zimmerman, across the country.

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