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OUR STORY

Sometime in 2002, a close friend of mine Dr. Vulimiri Jagdish, former Senior Public Health Specialist from the World Bank introduced me to Dr. Timothy Badger from Boston, USA who had patents in Water Filtration technologies. Dr. Badger was very passionate about doing work in India and wanted a partner. This inspired me immensely and this is when I left a successful corporate career and started Aquakraft Projects Pvt. Ltd., in July 2010 with a focus to provide clean drinking water and sanitation to one and all.

Rampant drilling of borewells have depleted the ground water levels to dramatic proportions and resultantly many parts of India have an endemic problem of Fluoride & Arsenic contamination in ground water. 80 % of India receives its drinking water from the ground and these contaminations poses a serious health risk. The striking feature of our technology that addressed these contaminants in a green way is that it does not require power, which is one of the critical components of sustainable water treatment solutions. Unlike Reverse Osmosis, it does not waste any water and treats 100% of the water and also there is no sludge. Also it did not require much maintenance.

Today, Aquakraft has expanded and treated over 1 million litres of water in 4000 villages in the past 12 years and strives to build technology to that embraces and values water more than anything.

Teams

Dr. Subramanya Kusnur
Founder

  • Next Generation Social Entrepreneur, Founder – AquaKraft
  • Over 30 years’ experience across BFSI & Social Sector

C. Sridhar
Director

  • Senior Banking, Fund Management & Financial Markets Professional with over 38 years’ experience
  • Played an integral role in shaping AquaKraft over the last 8 years

Dr. Krishna Kulkarni

  • BE (Chem.Engg), M Tech (Chem.Engg) – NITK Suratkal, Ph.D. Geology, Karnataka University
  • Published Papers in National & International Journals

Dr. Avinash Kadam

  • M Tech in Environmental Science & Engineering, IIT Bombay
  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, IIT Bombay Subject matter specialist in Water & Wastewater

Pooja Kumari

  • B.Tech (Chem. Engg), IIT Roorkee – Silver Medalist, CFA Level 2
  • 6 years of experience across Fund Management, CSR Consulting, Drinking Water & Sanitation programs

Dr. Malvika Neeraj

  • MBBS -Seth G. S. Medical College and K.E.M. Hospital, Mumbai, MBA (Pharmaceutical Management)- NMIMS, Mumbai
  • Doctor turned Social Entrepreneur

Ramanan R

Strategy Advisor and Consultant Areas: Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Education, Skill Development, Global Business Development, CSR, Sustainability For: Government entities, Corporates, Startups, Incubators, NGOs

Vinay Rao

  • B.Tech ( Mechanical Engineering), MDes, Industrial design- IIT Delhi.
  • Award winning designer and Entrepreneur

Adheesh Borkar

  • Defi market operations -legal & compliance -public policy & corporate affairs
  • stakeholder management

Advisory Team

Dr. BHASKAR CHATTERJEE (Ex IAS)

  • Former Secretary to Govt. of India
  • Instrumental in framing the CSR law in 2013

Dr. MARKANDEY RAI

  • Senior Advisor of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)
  • Chairperson of the Joint Advisory Committee, which advises UN offices at Nairobi (UNON) on administrative issues

Prof. M D NALAPAT

  • India’s first Professor of Geopolitics, Vice-Chair of the Manipal Advanced Research Group and UNESCO Peace Chair at the Department of Geopolitics and International Relations at Manipal University, India.
  • Editorial Director of The Sunday Guardian and NewsX

RANI DESAI

  • Certified Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder centred Coach and member of MG100 India
  • Empanelled member of Federation of Integrated Conflict Management & The Mediation and Conciliation Network as Conciliator, Arbitrator, Ombudsman

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