2016: An exciting year for Loowatt!

“2016 has been a complicated year for the world, but I’m enormously proud of what our team has accomplished in Madagascar and the UK.” - Virginia Gardiner, CEO

Here are a few of the highlights:

Loowatt is now serving 100 households in Madagascar.

Loowatt Madagascar street scene children playing sanitation renewable

We are providing safe, clean and comfortable toilets for the people of Antananarivo, and as part of that process we have introduced valuable business opportunities for the local community.

RELX Group Environmental Challenge first prize. 

Virginia Gardiner Award RELX group

Judges of the RELX Group Environmental Challenge awarded Loowatt the $50,000 First Prize for the world’s best sustainable water and sanitation projects at SIWI World Water Week in Stockholm. We were recognised as an organisation that offers a replicable and scalable sanitation solution and sets a high standard for innovation in our field. Our practical toilets also address accessibility issues for women and create new local business opportunities.

The Loowatt mobile application provides convenience for our customers.

Madagascar mobile app technology loowatt sanitation

With support from GSMA, our mobile application facilitates waste management for our customers. By uniting sanitation and mobile services in Madagascar, we are able to gather and transmit information on toilet servicing and waste management within the Loowatt systems.

Impressive media recognition

The Guardian article designer loo revolutionising Madagascar toilets

Loowatt’s work has been covered by the likes of The Guardian, Elsevier, GSMA and our local Brixton Bugle. We want to spread the word that the sanitation crisis needs to be addressed. In-depth media coverage brings attention to this vital human issue, and helps Loowatt advance and grow.

Green Supplier & Innovation Award at the Showman’s Show. 

Showman's show green design sustainability

What the judges said: “A truly innovative toilet solution that combines luxury with low impact; eliminating the need for flush water, and harnessing the waste for production of biogas. A system that provides event market and development application.”

Loowatt’s Head of Design Chris Holden was shortlisted for the British Engineering Excellence Award.

The BEEAs identify designers and design teams who are contributing quality engineering design to the UK industry. Before coming to Loowatt, Chris worked as an engineer and design consultant in sectors ranging from household gadgets to military hardware. His talent and expertise have been recognised by being shortlisted for the British Engineering Excellence Award.

Thank you for your continuous support. We’re expecting big things for 2017!