- Problem: Bad water quality
- Solution: Easy-access water quality testing tool
- Partners: Phutung Research Institute, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
- Impact: 600 municipalities
Drinking water contamination is a major health issue in Nepal. Tools to assess drinking water quality are expensive and not widely available. To address this problem, Diyalo has put the Phutung Research Institute (PRI) in contact with young experts at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA). Together, PRI and HvA will develop a low cost and portable optical device to detect contaminants in drinking water. Once developed, PRI plans to distribute the device to 600 municipalities within Nepal in coordination with the national government.