Global Water Security

Amazi Meza Rwanda Water Treatment Program

Virridy's Amazi Meza program in Rwanda is deploying water treatment systems at primary and secondary students in schools for students who currently drink microbially contaminated drinking water. Diarrhea, associated with dirty drinking water, is still the leading cause of illness and death among school-aged children in Rwanda. Our program will reach about 600,000 students with clean drinking water services over the next several years and is expected to generate over 200,000 carbon credits by 2030.

The Virridy management team led the development and implementation of the first-ever United Nations Clean Development Mechanism and Gold Standard programs earning carbon credits for water treatment. Through these programs, tens of millions of dollars of private financing was leveraged to deliver household water filters to millions of people in Rwanda and Kenya, with revenue from carbon credits largely re-invested into education, repairs and replacements and resulting in significant health, economic and environmental benefits.

Drought Security

The Drought Resilience Impact Platform, DRIP, combines the technical leadership of Virridy and CU Boulder and the Nairobi-based Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development with water security actions taken by the Millennium Water Alliance (MWA), national governments, and local communities in Kenya. DRIP monitors water security, create actionable drought forecasts, and incentivize water system operations to ensure that when rains fail, water access is secure and costly drought emergencies are prevented.

Virridy's IOT technologies are monitoring hundreds are water pumps serving millions of people in the region. Supported by USAID, NASA, FEWS NET, the Swiss Agency for Cooperation and Development and others, Virridy will generate carbon finance revenue to maintenance of drought resilient water services for over 600,000 people in northern Kenya. 

 

Big Data Meets Global Health

Virridy's satellite connected sensors are monitoring millions of people's water supplies in the region on a daily basis and linking our data to local, national and international agencies including the Kenya National Drought Management Authority and the Famine Early Warning Systems Network.

Monitoring and Payments for Water Security

Millions of people living in the drought prone Horn of Africa face persistent threat from a lack of safe, reliable and affordable water year-round. These arid regions are experiencing increasing frequency and severity of drought conditions.

Virridy's sensors remotely monitor water supplies and support operation, maintenance and performance based payments.