Daigo Ishiyama showcases the SATO Tap at the 11th UNC Water and Health Conference


Access to water and proper sanitation facilities is a basic human right. According to UNICEF, 40% of the world’s population do not have access to basic hand washing facilities at home. In the world’s least developed countries, it is as high as 75% of the population.

The UNC Water and Health Conference explores drinking water supply, sanitation, hygiene and water resources in both developing and developed countries. This year, with the pandemic, there was an emphasis on the issues that arise with COVID-19.
The conference showcases and discusses the various innovations and technology breakthroughs in the WASH sector that can bring in a change in people’s lives. It is intended to advance sanitation and hygiene accessibility worldwide by creating a space where policymakers, practitioners and researchers can gather to review the evidence, interrogate the science and improve old and develop new approaches to expanding WaSH access

Held online from 26 to 30 October, it brought together a range of experts, including Kelly Ann Naylor, Associate Director of the WASH Section at UNICEF, Jennifer Sara, Global Director of Water Global Practice at World Bank and Negash Wagesho, State Minister for Water Supply and Sanitation at the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy of Ethiopia.

SATO Tap is one of the innovations that was showcased at the technology showcase session of the virtual conference. Daigo Ishiyama, Chief Technology & Marketing Officer of SATO explained the design and demonstrated how it works.

Watch SATO Tap showcased at the UNC Conference here:

In a world where more than 40% of the population does not have access to clean handwashing facilities, SATO Tap hopes to help protect these communities. SATO Tap is developed to be affordable and attractive for low-income families and designed so it can be used anywhere in the home, even if it does not have access to a supply of running water.

The SATO Tap is currently being released in Africa and Asia in collaboration with WASH partners like UNICEF and USAID.

For more information on the SATO Tap and its functions, click here