Bangladesh and Eastern India sit atop the Ganges Delta which effectively has a naturally occurring aquifer that has arsenic fluoride and other impurities. After BD’s independence organizations drilled over 10 million tube wells without testing the water.
By 2000 they found 30% of the water was contaminated with Arsenic. That’s what led the world health organization to state this was the biggest mass poisoning in history. All of this could have been prevented if the areas were tested. Decades later the nations face adverse challenges in assessing critical water resources which has severe implications for the health of people and overall infrastructure leading to poor water quality and scarcity. As waterborne outbreaks continue to be a common norm, Dhaka WASA the world's 2nd largest public water utility in terms of house connections is the authority responsible for managing sewerage and catering supply of 20M+ residents residing in the Capital and has a maximum capacity of sampling 500 lab tests per month.
Strict regulations and long procurement cycles across the water industry make it extremely difficult to operate. Federal agencies adopt solutions only after the technology has been widely stress-tested in every facet of operations and only after it becomes an absolute necessity. History suggests “Death by Pilot demonstration” has been the common outcome of water-tech startups.
Hydroquo+ Bangladesh’s first up-start to have successfully premiered a pilot concept and scaled to ADB & JICA Financed multi-year federal contracts with the world's 2nd largest public water utility in terms of house connections supplying to 20m+. The same agency that once struggled to supply water is leveraging Hydroquo+’s expertise to ensure water security for its users.
What We Do
Founded in 2019, Hydroquo+ has worked tirelessly to transform the water industry with the goal of making water safer and sustainable for today and for future generations. Hydroqup+ has automated mission-critical testing and monitoring processes that were traditionally manual, slow, and expensive.
Hydroquo+ has addressed these issues by developing an innovative solution that delivers a vertically integrated water quality and monitoring platform with intelligent hardware and software expertise. Real-time testing and monitoring that addresses both water efficiency (leak detection and usage) and water quality (safety and composition), ultimately increasing overall water availability. With the power of actionable and predictive water intelligence on a global scale, Hydroquo+ seeks to solve a number of the world’s water challenges with the goal of preserving this quintessential resource for years to come.
Our solution has enabled water operators to be able to correlate data with several planning models, understand consumer behavior, and understand forecasting patterns for custom operations. As a result, they can identify and get ahead of the issues before they become real concerns including potential compliance issues, maintenance requirements, water usage, and water quality anomalies.
Hydroquo+ has automated high-frequency testing fundamentally reducing the cost per sample. D’WASA required 7200 samples per month /Area for (Ph, Turbidity, Total Dissolved Solids, Dissolved Oxygen, Salinity, Total Organic Carbon, Dissolved Organic Carbon, Free Chlorine, and Residual Chlorine) at two minutes per day. Using sample schedules and the monthly cost of the Hydroquo+ solution the sample can be calculated at USD 0.01.
Furthermore, we have achieved the following milestones:
2m + water tests completed in Dhaka alone in the last 2 years
We have crossed the total number of data points collected publicly across Bangladesh over 20 years
Stakeholders' ROI through process control within 48 hours
Agriculture sector to gain crop yield through active monitoring of Nitrates
Dhaka WASA is World's 2nd Largest Public Water Utility In Terms of House connection supplying 20m+ residents.
Principal Scientific Adviser to the Indian Government
C'WASA Bangladesh's 2nd Largest Public Water Utility catering to 4m residents.
SDGS & Targets
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all
Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water services
By 2030, achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations
Proportion of population using (a) safely managed sanitation services and (b) a hand-washing facility with soap and water
By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally
Proportion of domestic and industrial wastewater flows safely treated
Proportion of bodies of water with good ambient water quality
Change in water-use efficiency over time
Level of water stress: freshwater withdrawal as a proportion of available freshwater resources
By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate
Degree of integrated water resources management
Proportion of transboundary basin area with an operational arrangement for water cooperation
Change in the extent of water-related ecosystems over time
Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance that is part of a government-coordinated spending plan
Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management
Proportion of local administrative units with established and operational policies and procedures for participation of local communities in water and sanitation management
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Proportion of the rural population who live within 2 km of an all-season road
Passenger and freight volumes, by mode of transport
Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and, by 2030, significantly raise industry’s share of employment and gross domestic product, in line with national circumstances, and double its share in least developed countries
Manufacturing value added as a proportion of GDP and per capita
Manufacturing employment as a proportion of total employment
Proportion of small-scale industries in total industry value added
Proportion of small-scale industries with a loan or line of credit
By 2030, upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes, with all countries taking action in accordance with their respective capabilities
CO2 emission per unit of value added
Research and development expenditure as a proportion of GDP
Researchers (in full-time equivalent) per million inhabitants
Total official international support (official development assistance plus other official flows) to infrastructure
Proportion of medium and high-tech industry value added in total value added
Significantly increase access to information and communications technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020
Proportion of population covered by a mobile network, by technology
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries
Number of deaths, missing persons and directly affected persons attributed to disasters per 100,000 population
Number of countries that adopt and implement national disaster risk reduction strategies in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030
Proportion of local governments that adopt and implement local disaster risk reduction strategies in line with national disaster risk reduction strategies
Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning
Number of countries with nationally determined contributions, long-term strategies, national adaptation plans and adaptation communications, as reported to the secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Total greenhouse gas emissions per year
Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning
Extent to which (i) global citizenship education and (ii) education for sustainable development are mainstreamed in (a) national education policies; (b) curricula; (c) teacher education; and (d) student assessment
Implement the commitment undertaken by developed-country parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to a goal of mobilizing jointly $100 billion annually by 2020 from all sources to address the needs of developing countries in the context of meaningful mitigation actions and transparency on implementation and fully operationalize the Green Climate Fund through its capitalization as soon as possible
Amounts provided and mobilized in United States dollars per year in relation to the continued existing collective mobilization goal of the $100 billion commitment through to 2025
Promote mechanisms for raising capacity for effective climate change-related planning and management in least developed countries and small island developing States, including focusing on women, youth and local and marginalized communities
Number of least developed countries and small island developing States with nationally determined contributions, long-term strategies, national adaptation plans and adaptation communications, as reported to the secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
SDG 14 targets covered
Deliverables & Timeline
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