Of the world’s population lacked access to safely managed sanitation in 2020
Laguna systems provide effective production of wastewater, suitable and safe for irrigation, supporting WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) goals and promoting health and global food security in the developing world. Energy-efficient, with minimal operational and maintenance costs, our systems support the green agendas of three United Nations sustainable development goals in numerous use cases in developing and developed regions.
Powered by a combination of solar panels and batteries, Laguna’s system offers 24/7 wastewater treatment for reuse.
Laguna innovations meets and/or exceeds key government effluent discharge standards (based on results from government-certified laboratories).
Laguna innovation provides an effective recycle and reuse solution for wastewater treatment, reducing health hazards, providing a sustainable source of water for irrigation and promoting sustainable agendas.
Global Vacation Resorts
Low cost, easy maintenance solution for off-grid resorts and chains looking to embrace green agendas
International Development Agencies
Supports the realization of UN Sustainable Development Goal 6 for clean water and sanitation
Government and Municipalities
Provides off-grid communities with an affordable, easily maintained recycle and reuse wastewater treatment solution
Turns wastewater into a valuable resource combatting water scarcity and food challenges
Mining, Construction, and Integration Companies
Provides on-site wastewater treatment for remote, off-grid work sites
Global Industrial and Corporate Opportunities
On-site, affordable wastewater treatment realizes circular economy and sustainability goals
Laguna Innovation’s technology has been implemented in numerous off-grid and decentralized locations.
Al Furaa Regional School
Like many under-serviced communities, Bedouin Israelis rely on cesspits for sewage. To protect Al Furaa from the environmental and health hazards associated with unlined cesspits, Laguna Innovation installed a blackwater sanitation system at the community’s regional school. The treated effluent is reused to irrigate gardens in the school park.
Palestinian farmers face increasing water procurement difficulties related to limited sourcing availability, access restrictions, and climate change. Laguna Innovation deployed a 25m3/day system at a school in Asira al-Shamalya to mitigate untreated sewage hazards and provide a new, reliable source of nutrient-rich water for olive tree irrigation.
Founded in 2020 with several operational sites, Laguna Innovation offers a zero-sludge, sustainable solution for wastewater treatment, suitable for decentralized, off-grid locations. Supported by the USAID, Arava Institute, and Arava Power, Laguna Innovation, with its positive impact on water sustainability, was chosen as the 2020 Bridge Hub Water Challenge winner.
Developed in partnership with Arava institute and support by USAID & Arava Power Co.
Laguna Innovation is led by a highly professional, multidisciplinary team with experience in:
Co-founder and CEO Dr. Clive Lipchin serves as Director of the Arava Institute's Center for Trans-boundary Water Management. Dr. Lipchin has global contacts in wastewater and development projects with international development agencies including The World Bank, EU, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Dr. Lipchin has a Ph.D. in resource ecology management from the University of Michigan, and Masters degree in desert ecology from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Dr. Lipchin joined the faculty of the Arava Institute in 2003 where he teaches a multidisciplinary course on water management in the Middle East.
Co-founder and CTO
Amir Assa has 25 years of experience in Clean-Tech science, and extensive engineering experience. Mr. Assa is the original developer of the VGW system, developed a technology that converts landfill biogas to biomethane, and invented the Arrowbio process for wastewater sorting pre-treatment. Mr. Assa, is a founder of Arrow Ecology and recognized as an expert in the fields of biological processes.