Founded in 1985 and spun out of the University of Surrey in 2006, DelAgua Water Testing Limited designs, manufactures, distributes and supports water testing and treatment products for use in the developing world.
DelAgua provides products and services in the following categories:
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The Single Incubator, designed for microbiological water monitoring via detection of indicator organisms for E-coli, cholera, salmonella and other faecal water borne pathogens, is the most popular portable water testing system in the developing world.
Built with an internal battery, it is capable of up to 5 incubation cycles between recharges.
The Oxfam-DelAgua Single Incubator Water Testing Kit was developed by scientists at the University of Surrey in collaboration with colleagues at Oxfam.
The kit was designed to help provide information about the safety of water supplies in difficult situations or remote areas where laboratory facilities do not exist.
Designed to carry out five basic tests to measure the quality of drinking water, (microbiological quality, turbidity, free chlorine, total chlorine and pH), the kit is primarily used in the field, but may also be used in a laboratory or other permanent location.
DelAgua Programme in Rwanda
DelAgua Health is a subsidiary of DelAgua. It focuses on economically sustainable distribution of environmental health products, including water filters and cook stoves, in developing countries.
The first such programme is underway in Rwanda. According to the WHO, over 60% of Rwandans do not have ready access to clean water. As in much of the developing world, water is often either consumed untreated or boiled using wood or fossil fuel fires. This has major adverse implications for health, carbon emissions and deforestation.
The DelAgua Health programme in Rwanda aims to benefit more than 3 million people. It includes a household scale water treatment system that addresses microbiological contamination and a high efficiency cookstove that reduces indoor air pollution and fuel use.
The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the University of Colorado at Boulder and Portland State University are independently monitoring the project. The first phase, covering 9,000 people in 15 villages, has been successfully completed. For more information visit delaguahealth.com.
DelAgua is actively considering further programmes in other developing countries.
DelAgua distributes other manufacturers’ products associated with portable water testing & treatment in the developing world. Approximately 3,000 are featured on this website and over 60,000 can be sourced on request. For suppliers, it gives access to a market that they would otherwise struggle to access. As a result, many suppliers offer generous discounts to DelAgua. For customers, it offers the ability to compile a complete solution from one supplier at a very competitive price.