About Us 2018-04-03T10:04:20+00:00

Our Vision

We believe in universal access to safe and sustainably-produced water.
Our vision is Water Independence.

The Water Crisis

Access to clean water is the greatest resource crisis we face, with the UN estimating that by 2030 around half of the global population will face water stress. A confluence of factors – including population growth, ageing infrastructure, contamination, salination and over-extraction of existing resources – are forcing a re-evaluation of the true cost of water, in regions as varied as Southern California to Sub-Saharan Africa.

Additionally, many methods of producing and transporting drinking water are unsustainable. Whether burning fossil fuels to power industrial desalination plants, using single-use plastic bottles (of which 90% of end up in landfill and oceans), or relying on the intermittent and low-quality of water-trucks, in many areas every drop produced is valued.

However, there are still many regions where water is seen as an abundant and dispensable resource. In addition to developing a sustainable technology that turns undrinkable water sources drinkable, Desolenator is committed to raising the profile of the water crisis globally. We are working with communities and organisations to ensure more sustainable use of our most precious resource into the future.

Humanitarian World

The inability to access clean and safe drinking water is the biggest barrier to human progress. In developing economies, dirty water brings sickness and hinders school attendance, crippling the individual and burdening the nation. Women and girls, the traditional providers, spend over 200 million hours a day collecting water – equivalent to 22,800 years of wasted time and lost education.

Access to clean water is a fundamental right, even for those who have no voice with which to express that. With support from our partners, Desolenator’s humanitarian projects deliver the technology to vulnerable communities who struggle to access clean water on a daily basis. We believe that by giving people the right tools to lead healthy productive lives, we can help them lift themselves out of poverty. This journey starts with the most basic and essential resource – clean water.

Our Team

William Janssen
William Janssen
CEO & Co-Founder
Alexei Levene
Alexei Levene
Co-Founder & Commercial Director
Jiajun Cen
Jiajun Cen
Chief Technology Officer
Catriona McGill
Catriona McGill
Technology Development Manager
Robert Knoss
Robert Knoss
Chief Financial Officer
Louise Bleach
Louise Bleach
Business Development Manager
Madeleine Bell
Madeleine Bell
Market Development Manager
Per Roseth
Per Roseth
Project Manager
Roan de Feu
Roan de Feu
Technical Advisor
Oliver Andraos
Oliver Andraos
Senior Engineer