It all started with a dream to deliver sustainable clean water technology to remote villagers

The UN's 2030 universal clean water and sanitation access goal is very far away. This is mainly because today's clean water technology is not focused on the remote user's context. It is costly and energy-intensive, with skill-labor operation and maintenance requirements. Thus, people's empowerment is not achieved, and solutions are abandoned over time. According to UNICEF, 1/3 of the world's population lives without drinking water and sanitation.

It is for sure a complex problem. Water treatment depends upon its source and the contaminants it upholds. The processes required to produce drinkable water depend mainly on membranes, chemicals, and other materials, which need continuous surveillance and control. If you live in an urban area, the vast operation and maintenance costs (O&M) of the clean water supply are divided among the city population and are sometimes subsidized by the government. However, remote regions, although they have less water demand, are usually not connected to the main aqueduct, so local water treatment O&M costs exceed the inhabitants' capabilities, and logistical problems start to arise.

Remote regions in developing countries can be as close as a two-hour drive from urban areas. This is an extremely large number of people without a steady, clean water supply connection.

To face that situation, we started Easy Clean Water. We are a sustainable clean water technology developer to help the remote inhabitants of the developing world. Our clean water technology is a user-focused solar HDH drinkable water plant that works with sea or polluted water. Our Potabilis technology was designed specifically for remote communities and isolated areas with 200 L/day, 1000 L/day, and 5000 L/day production capacities. Read more.

Our team is the key part of our success equation

Andrea Nunes
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Liliana Acuna

At Easy Clean Water, we have a team of experts with over 40 years of combined experience in various sectors, including academia, industry, and water treatment consultancy. The company started as an R&D+i spin-off of a Venezuelan engineering consultancy team, RGA Engineering International. With over four years of field operations, Easy Clean Water's aim has been enriched by addressing the social aspects of water problems.

Our team is led by our Co-founder Andrea Nunes, who became the company's CEO in January 2024. She holds a degree in chemical engineering from Universidad Metropolitana de Caracas and has a strong background in heat transfer processes and water treatment. Andrea ensures that our solutions meet the highest efficacy and environmental impact standards.

Raul Gonzalez Acuna, the CTO, joins her in leadership. He is an esteemed Mechanical Engineer with multiple awards and recognition as a speaker and magazine columnist in Venezuela and the Dominican Republic. Raul brings a wealth of knowledge in solar desalination. He has an extensive network as the chairman of the Engineering and Construction Committee of the Venezuelan-American Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VENAMCHAM).

Liliana Acuña is our Director of Purchasing. She holds a degree in Education and a Master's in Management. With over a decade of experience in the purchasing sector and numerous national and international awards, she is pivotal in ensuring our supply chain's sustainability and ethical integrity.

Together, this team drives Easy Clean Water towards our mission of providing sustainable and accessible water solutions to vulnerable communities. We leverage innovative technologies and a commitment to community empowerment to make our mission a reality.

As Latin Americans we designed our technology to meet our most difficult requirements

The Latin American and African regions have great contrasts in hydrography; some areas have remarkably abundant resources, while others cannot support the population. There are other problems, such as natural pollutants in river water streams such as arsenic (HACRE-see more). As climate change accentuates variations in weather and seasonal patterns, conflicts over water use between economic and social actors become increasingly noticeable.

Easy Clean Water technology permits easy-to-use operation, requiring low energy usage and low maintenance, without special training, allowing user empowerment. It permits usage in the different locations and contexts the Latam region upholds.

Our Potabilis Technology's usage has several angles according to the cusTechnology's segment:

In the emergency relief sector, HDH technology is a crucial feature of the UN-FAO's sustainable livelihood model. Our approach gives UN-FAO the means to guarantee the plant's financial viability using distilled water in local plants' value craft production activities. In contrast, drinkable water users prefer prices based on a "freemium" model. Community capacity building is essential in this segment, and training in social and productive networking is required to ensure our approach's success. Read more.

In the tourism sector, the HDH water treatment technology approach takes advantage of its main benefits. Although this type of user does not require distilled water, the operation is financially feasible because it uses most of the existing infrastructure and current maintenance staff working in the facility. In coastal and island installations, the cost of maintaining a year-long reliable water supply is less than an equivalent reverse osmosis system, or inclusive of the municipal water supply, in certain countries, such as Aruba, Cape Verde, etc.

In the agricultural sector, HDH offers a reliable supply of low-cost drinking water in areas where brackish water exists. This encourages local food production in regions that are not traditionally farming-oriented. HDH is a passive natural process, implying its usage will not compromise existing aquifers or their depletion.

With the most passion, we accept this great challenge to produce sustainable and clean water technology for different realities and stories in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, and other parts of the world.