This Company is Creating a World Where Conserving Water is a Way of Life

by Brittany Lane
Jul 31, 2017 8:35 AM ET
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Based in Singapore, Ecosoftt – Eco Solutions For Tomorrow, Today – specializes in decentralized management of water, wastewater, and environmental services for the developed and developing worlds. Their Water SMART Homes & Communities platform allows property owners and building managers to reduce their water footprint and waste by up to 50 percent, to recycle and reuse up to 80 percent of wastewater for non-potable purposes, and to discharge at least 20 percent of treated water in a way that protects Mother Nature. Ecosoftt also leads education programs focused on water, sanitation, livelihood and wellness for rural and marginalized communities.

Stanley Samuel, founder and CEO at Ecosoftt, shares his personal connection to water and the legacy he hopes to leave behind through his work.

What inspired you to start this company?

Water and I have a strange and divine connect. Growing up, I would wake up at 4:00 a.m. each day to fill water with my grandmother who set up a school to teach underprivileged children, so that they had access to better education. This etched memories and myriads of questions that were unanswered. I was just 12 years old. Most of my summer vacations were spent building rain water harvesting facilities, securing embankments of rivers/rivulets, and building check dams to hold back water so that the farmers and local communities could store water for their use for the rest of the year.

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