Catalyst for World Water

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One ninth of the world's population lacks access to clean drinking water. Every 90 seconds a child dies from a water related illness. We are facing a global water crisis.

What we do

Catalyzing solutions to the global water crisis.

CWW is committed to catalyzing clean energy solutions to one of the world’s most critical water challenges: the global water crisis. CWW technology involves a photocatalytic composite that harnesses solar energy. When sunlight strikes the photocatalyst, reactive oxygen species are created. These reactive oxygen species degrade organics, and inactivate bacteria, viruses and protozoa. By harnessing solar energy, the cleanest and most abundant renewable energy source, and utilizing an inexpensive catalyst that can be reused, CWW technology helps accelerate progress towards a sustainable water future. CWW has the potential to revolutionize the water industry, and save millions of lives across the world.

  • Removes Multiple Classes of Toxins

    Degrades organics and inactivates bacteria, viruses and protozoa

  • Sustainable

    Utilizes a catalyst that can be reused without loss of efficiency

  • Energy Efficient

    Harnesses solar energy and requires no external power source

  • Inexpensive

    Made from readily available materials

Our Team

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Deepika Kurup

Founder and CEO
Deepika is a sophomore at Harvard who has been passionate about solving the global water crisis ever since middle school, when she witnessed the problem first-hand.
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Charles Stromeyer

Business Strategy Advisor
Helped pioneer 9 new industries and raise over $4 million for water start-ups.
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Babak Kia

Product Development Advisor
Expert in product development and strategy. Adjunct Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Boston University
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Daniele Lantagne

Industry Advisor
Expert in developing, implementing, and assessing the effectiveness of water and sanitation interventions in developing countries and emergency contexts. Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Tufts University.
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Roy Gordon

Scientific Advisor
Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Chemistry at Harvard University.