Dana Pousty, Nathan Moore, Daniel Ma, Hadas Mamane
IUVA SDGs Global Task Force


The IUVA Task Force has been created to advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), with the objective of providing support to projects that include the use of UV technology to protect public health and the environment in low- and middle-income settings. The IUVA SDGs Task Force includes researchers, members from NGOs and volunteers from low- and middle-income settings involved with access to clean water. For more information, visit www.iuva.org

About the blog authors:

Dana Pousty

Dana Is a Ph.D. student in Environmental Engineering at Tel Aviv University where she is focusing on UV-Vis LEDs as a water and wastewater disinfection method. Dana’s research aims to establish the foundations for developing proper off-grid systems for low-income settings


Nathan Moore

Nathan is a doctoral researcher at the University of Toronto where he is developing water supply strategies to deal with the challenges of climate change. He also works to build the capacity of small and low-resource water systems to respond to emerging issues.


Daniel Ma

Daniel Ma is a PhD Candidate in Environmental Engineering at The Ohio State University, where his research focuses on optimizing UV disinfection technologies and water treatment applications for developing contexts.



Hadas Mamane

Professor Hadas Mamane is head of the Environmental Engineering Program and the Water-Energy (WE) Lab at the School of Mechanical Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Israel. Her research focuses on disinfection and oxidation of contaminated water, wastewater, and conversion of waste to valuable products, by integrating solar light, UV light-emitting diodes (LED), ozone, photo-catalysis, and nanomaterials for developing decentralized settings.