Nazava’s project was registered in 2016 under the Gold Standard, a rigorous global voluntary standard for carbon offset projects. The emissions reductions were achieved via the usage of Nazava water filters over the past three years in Indonesia.
Today, according to the World Bank more than 70% of the nation’s 260 million people rely on potentially contaminated water sources(1). Simultaneously, an estimated 566,600 deaths are attributable to household air pollution, which also affect children – namely from boiling water for purification(2).
Nazava’s initiative started in 2011, when its Dutch founders Guido and Lisa decided to develop access to safe drinking water in a country where 88% of the population needs to boil their water to make it drinkable(3).Nazava water filters turn contaminated well, tap, river and rainwater into water that is safe to drink without the need to boil the water first. A Nazava water purifier provides households with the convenience of a free flow of drinking water in their house. Households with a water filter save money on fuel and spend less time on mundane task like boiling and fuel collection.
Nazava sells filters through more than 100 resellers living all across Indonesia. Simultaneously, the organization is also focused on education, working at the village level and with local organizations to train households on water purification. This approach was developed through local expertise on the ground, targeting long-lasting change in the archipelago.