The AguaClara Story
AguaClara came about when the Program Director, Monroe Weber-Shirk, took on a water project in Latin America.
The project expanded as the extent of the challenge to provide clean water and the lack of adequate means of facing this challenge became apparent: The realization that conventional mechanized water treatment was not a sustainable option for many small cities and towns drove the desire to start a program that would innovate, expand, and develop new and improved water treatment technologies.
In 2005, the AguaClara Program was founded at Cornell University. In 2006 Agua Para el Pueblo began constructing the first AguaClara Plant in Ojojona, Honduras.