PATH’s Safe Water Project is implementing innovative methods to enable commercial enterprises to produce, distribute, sell, and maintain effective household water treatment and safe storage (HWTS) products for low-income populations in multiple developing countries around the world. This project brief summarizes PATH's product development process to design an HWTS device that specifically meets the needs of low- and middle-income families. This brief also describes PATH's efforts to create a set of design guidelines for HWTS devices.

Author(s): Wittet S

Corporate author(s): PATH

Publication date: September 2011

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This publication is part of the series Safe water briefs

Related regions: Global

See also: Health technologies > Safe water

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