Saturday, 2024 April 13

Tuning In | Dr. Rajiv Bhanot on providing clean water to rural communities around the world

After several years working as a medical doctor, Dr. Rajiv Bhanot switched his path to become a serial entrepreneur in various industries. He is currently the CEO of H2GO Global, a water tech company that aims to tackle the global humanitarian water poverty crisis.

H2GO launched the #Walk4Them campaign, a viral initiative where the firm will donate 1,000 liters of clean drinking water to underprivileged communities when someone walks, or runs, six kilometers and motivates other friends on social media to do the same. Six kilometers is the average distance women and children in marginalized countries walk to obtain water, which in many cases, can be contaminated with life-threatening diseases.

Click here to learn how you can take part.

Each year, millions of dreams fail to come true because of waterborne diseases.

As unbelievable as it sounds, waterborne diseases have been termed as the world’s leading killer. In 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported the alarming number of 2.2 billion people who continue to consume contaminated water. In India, 21% of the country’s diseases are water-related, and children in 100 million homes lack water.

These statistics were shocking enough for Dr. Rajiv Bhanot to decide to do something about it. While visiting a military exhibition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, he saw a technology that caught his attention. “There was one particular booth that demonstrated a technology that had the ability to pump very muddy water into a hydro carry backpack. The technology within allowed them to process the water, and from a little straw, they were able to get droplets of clean water. It was used by frontline British troops that had served in Afghanistan and Iraq.”

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