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Welcome to the WASH Innovation Marketplace!

The Marketplace showcases innovations available for adoption through the Adoption Challenge (launched in early December 2020). The innovations shown on this page have actively registered for this Challenge and are keen to be approached by potential adopters.

However, all previously funded HIF WASH innovations are eligible for this Challenge and more information about our entire WASH portfolio can be found in our WASH Innovation Catalogue.

The Adoption Challenge will provide funding for humanitarian organisations to adopt, evaluate and potentially incorporate these innovations into their standard programming. Please take your time to browse the video pitches and information and get in touch with the HIF team or innovators with any questions.

Contact details for the innovation teams are provided at the end of each video. There will also be a live Q&A sessions for interested adopters to connect with innovation teams, please see below for more details.

Handwashing Innovations

Supertowel

What is the innovation?

Supertowel is a reusable and durable towel that includes a permanently bonded anti-microbial layer. It is designed to provide clean hands without using soap and using only a small amount of water.

COVID-19 virus information: as outlined by Real Relief in this video, there is robust evidence that Supertowel is at least as effective in removing bacteria from hands as handwashing with water and soap. There is also theoretical evidence that the antimicrobial technology used in Supertowel is effective against encapsulated viruses, such as SARS-CoV-2, but there is currently no direct evidence for this. Independent laboratory trials are underway and results are expected by Spring 2021, before the Adoption Challenge projects are scheduled to begin. The HIF encourages interested adopters to discuss the evidence and any necessary COVID-19 adaptations directly with the Real Relief team.

For more information please see p.24 of the WASH Innovation Catalogue or the Supertowel website.

There will also be a live Q&A sessions for interested adopters to connect with innovation teams, please see below for more details’

Handwashing Stand

What is the innovation?

The Oxfam Handwashing Stand is a self-contained kit for family and communal handwashing that enables first-phase emergency installation because it is easy to use, assemble, transport and maintain.

For more information please see p.28 of the WASH Innovation Catalogue or the Oxfam website.

There will also be a live Q&A sessions for interested adopters to connect with innovation teams, please see below for more details’

Sanitation Innovations

Tiger Worm Toilets

What is the innovation?

The Tiger Worm Toilets are communal toilets that use composting worms. This reduces maintenance and treatment requirements and improves user experience.

For more information see the p.68 of the WASH Innovation Catalogue or the Oxfam Website.

There will also be a live Q&A sessions for interested adopters to connect with innovation teams, please see below for more details’

Faecal sludge field laboratory (FSFL)

What is the innovation?

The FSFL is a field laboratory for the process and public health monitoring of faecal sludge treatment plants in emergencies to ensure they operate optimally and dispose of or reuse treatment outputs hygienically.

For more information see p.66 of the WASH Innovation Catalogue.

There will also be a live Q&A sessions for interested adopters to connect with innovation teams, please see below for more details’

User-Centred Community Engagement (UCCE)

What is the innovation?

The UCCE is a user-centred community engagement approach using a digital survey tool and cocreation sessions to involve communities in designing child-friendly sanitation facilities.

For more information see the p.74 of the WASH Innovation Catalogue or the Eclipse Experience UCCE page.

There will also be a live Q&A sessions for interested adopters to connect with innovation teams, please see below for more details’

Sani Tweaks

What is the innovation?

Sani Tweaks equips field staff with best practices in implementing user-centred sanitation programmes so that they can increase latrine usage, satisfaction and dignity in use – especially for women and girls.

For more information see the p.84 of the WASH Innovation Catalogue or the Oxfam Sani Tweaks page.

There will also be a live Q&A sessions for interested adopters to connect with innovation teams, please see below for more details’

Safe Water Innovations

Faircap

What is the innovation?

The Faircap is a small, portable, low cost and easy-to-use water filter that can be screwed on to standard plastic beverage bottles and containers.

For more information please see p.38 of the WASH Innovation Catalogue and the Faircap website.

There will also be a live Q&A sessions for interested adopters to connect with innovation teams, please see below for more details’

The Inclined Plate Settler

What is the innovation?

The Inclined Plate Settler (IPS) system is a cost-efficient bulk water treatment kit capable of treating high-turbidity water without clogging.

For more information please see p.44 of the WASH Innovation Catalogue.

There will also be a live Q&A sessions for interested adopters to connect with innovation teams, please see below for more details’

Safe Water Optimization Tool (SWOT)

What is the innovation?

The Safe Water Optimization Tool (SWOT) uses water quality monitoring data from any humanitarian field site to generate a custom, site-specific and evidence-based FRC target that is demonstrated to ensure water safety up to the point-of-consumption.

For more information please see p.52 of the WASH Innovation Catalogue and the SWOT website.

There will also be a live Q&A sessions for interested adopters to connect with innovation teams, please see below for more details’

More WASH Innovations to adopt

These videos are an introduction to some of our WASH Innovations that are looking for an organisation to adopt with, however all the innovations in our WASH Innovation Catalogue are eligible. Explore our WASH Innovation Catalogue to discover more innovations that you could partner with.

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