(SAN JOSE, Calif. And Bandung, Indonesia) Nov. 16, 2013 –
Nazava Water Filters won the main prize (tech award) in the Nokia Health Category of the Tech Awards 2013 and received a cash prize of 75,000 USD at the annual Tech Award Gala, on Thursday 14 November, San Jose, California.
Nazava is one of 10 global innovators recognized each year for applying technology to benefit humanity and spark global change. The Tech Awards is a signature program of The Tech Museum of Innovation, and presented by Applied Materials Inc,
Receiving the Tech Awards is an incredible honor
“Receiving the Tech Awards is an incredible honor, recognizing individuals and organizations whose ideas and execution of those ideas are changing the world,” said Lieselotte Heederik, co-founder and director of Nazava. “We are extremely proud to be recognized for our contributions, and we will use the prize money to radically scale up our efforts to provide safe drinking water to everybody everywhere.”
“In Indonesia over 150 million people cannot afford to buy safe drinking water.
Nazava offers a solution to this: Nazava Water Filters are easy to use household water filters that provide a continued flow of safe drinking water, without needing wood, LPG or electricity, hence improving health and saving time and money,” explains Lieselotte. “Nazava strives to provide 1 million people with improved health, average annual savings of $70 per household, 39,000 TON CO2 reductions, employment for 300 people in 2016. Currently Nazava has Nazava has sold over 17,000 water filters that improve the health of over 80,000 people.”
For more information about Nazava: www.nazava.com.
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