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The Quench System is a smart water dispensing machine, created through a partnership between the Columbia's Earth Institute and School of Engineering, Professor Vijay Modi, and the Modi Research Group, that simplifies the management of water distribution in Africa.

Quench is a water management solution created through a partnership between the Earth Institute and the School of Engineering at Columbia University, Professor Vijay Modi and the Modi Research Group. The Quench system aims to provide all-day access to safe drinking water by improving water management and distribution.

Quench features a rugged, low-cost design with simple and flexible installation and maintenance. The kiosk unit can replace any existing water system, whether grid power exists or not. In addition, Quench is built with modularity in mind, so parts can easily be replaced when maintenance is needed. Quench enables accurate daily water metering, storing allotments in a tamper-proof smart card system. This allows operators to allocate daily lifeline water amounts to families and ensure equitable distribution of water based on seasonal availability.

QUENCH IS A SMART WATER DISPENSING SOLUTION THAT ENSURES ALL-DAY ACCESS TO SAFE DRINKING WATER AND TRANSPARENCY INTO EVERY TRANSACTION

The Millennium Development Goal focused on water aims at halving the percentage of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water. Improved management of water distribution systems can both increase access to water and provide better service to people. Quench offers an improved water management solution:

Robust Construction

Quench lowers maintenance costs with a rugged, low-cost design. During repair, the system can be converted to manual operation, allowing for continued water access.

Simple To Use

Installing and maintaining Quench is simple and flexible. The kiosk unit can replace any existing water system, whether grid power exists or not. In addition, Quench is built with modularity in mind, so parts can easily be replaced when maintenance is needed.

Enables Fair Distribution

Quench enables accurate daily water metering, storing allotments in a tamper-proof smart card system. This allows operators to allocate daily lifeline water amounts to families and ensure equitable distribution of water based on seasonal availability.

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