Aquaya Institute

Improving health through clean water innovation

aka Aquaya   |   San Anselmo, CA   |  www.aquaya.org

Mission

The Aquaya Institute is a non-profit research and consulting organization dedicated to expanding safe water and sanitation access in developing countries through science and innovation. We deliver the knowledge and tools that are required to achieve universal access to safe water and sanitation.

Ruling year info

2006

Executive Director

Ranjiv Khush

Main address

P.O. Box 1603

San Anselmo, CA 94979 USA

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EIN

20-2977578

NTEE code info

Single Organization Support (U11)

Public Health Program (E70)

Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation and Management (C32)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Aquaya Institute is a non-profit research and consulting organization dedicated to expanding safe water and sanitation access in developing countries through science and innovation. We deliver the knowledge and tools that are required to achieve universal access to safe water and sanitation.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

WASHPaLS

Aquaya was selected in conjunction with Tetra Tech, FHI 360, and FSG (India), to lead a USAID market-based sanitation analysis over the coming 5 years. The goal of the program is to strengthen USAID’s WASH programming at a country level and enhance global learning and adoption of the evidence-based programmatic foundations needed to achieve of the SDGs. The geographic focus is still to be determined, though countries will be selected from among USAID’s EPMCD (Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths) and Water Priority countries lists.

Components of the projects will include:

– short-term technical assistance to support USAID Missions in designing, implementing, and assessing the performance of WASH programming
– implementation research focused on sanitation service delivery and reducing environmental enteropathic dysfunction (could include behavior interventions, market-based solutions, limiting exposure to pathogens, etc.)
– provide small grants to partners working in hygiene behavior change
– support USAID’s participation in strategic partnerships related to WASH

Population(s) Served
Adults

Now in it’s second part, MfSW II is funded by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation (CNHF), and is a four-phase program implemented at the district-level in Ghana, Uganda, and Burkina Faso. The program aims to identify water quality monitoring systems and interventions that will result in sustainable water quality monitoring that is not reliant on donor funding or other inputs in targeted districts.

1. Phase 1 of the program entails conducting a regulatory diagnostic and situation analysis in the three countries of interest to determine what water quality regulations specify versus what testing activities are actually happening.
2. Phase 2 involves deciding on central versus onsite testing structures that are most likely to succeed in each targeted district.
3. Subsequently, Phase 3 involves designing and evaluating interventions (i.e., water safety surcharges, water supplier awards program, and public participation) in collaboration with CNHF implementing partners and local governments to increase resources and motivation for testing.
4. Finally, Phase 4 of the program will incorporate findings from the previous phases to build sustainable water quality testing systems in each district.
MfSW II builds on Aquaya’s previous Monitoring for Safe Water program that evaluated constraints to water quality monitoring in sub-Saharan Africa. Results will provide a basis for scaling-up water quality monitoring programs across Ghana, Uganda, and Burkina Faso.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Financials

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Operations

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Aquaya Institute

Board of directors
as of 6/15/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ian Warburg

Independent Consultant

Len Finocchio

California HealthCare Foundation

Robert Herdt

Cornell University

Ranjiv Khush

Aquaya

Desmond Fitzgerald

North American Properties Group

David Rich

Supportive Housing WORKS

Jeff Albert

Aquaya

Ian Warburg

Green Stamp America

Zorba Lieberman

Mike Freedman

MAF Management, LTD

Stephanie Hastings

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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Asian American/Pacific Islanders/Asian
Gender identity
Male

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