22 September 2011

Intel Environment Tech Award

The tens of thousands of people who didn’t have clean water to cook or bathe in Honduras now have safe, usable water today.

- Ann Bowers, Tech Museum Board of Directors Chairwoman

We are pleased to announce that AguaClara has been recognized as a 2011 Intel Environment Tech Award Laureate. Since 2001, The Tech Awards program has aimed to "inspire global engagement in applying technology to humanity's most pressing problems by recognizing individuals, organizations, and companies that use innovative technology solutions." In a press release, the Award's sponsors cited AguaClara's gravity-powered municipal water treatment plants as "reliable, affordable, and scaled to the community" solutions that bring "daily [water] service to 20,000 people."

Congratulations to AguaClara's implementation partners, sponsors, and the student team members who have brought the project this far, and we look forward to using the Tech Award recognition program to help achieve our vision of safe, affordable drinking water access for all.

Tech Awards Press Release | AguaClara Technology Page

21 September 2011

Design Tool Source Posted

The Design Tool source code has been posted online here. This is in keeping with AguaClara's open design philosophy and a step forward in opening up AguaClara's design algorithms to peer review and dissemination. Currently the design tool uses LabView to manage inputs for MathCAD scripts that calculate inputs for text files containing AutoCAD commands, so those three programs are required for a working design server. If you only want to use the design tool it can be downloaded from the AguaClara website here.

AguaClara Plant AutoCAD Rendering

A new 3-D rendering and flythrough of the Atima AguaClara facility has been posted on our YouTube Channel. If you'd like to learn more about the automated design tool that generated this drawing, please visit our Design home page.