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Josh Kearns (Clemson 2000, BS Chemistry, minor Environmental Engineering and Science, MS 2005 UC Berkeley, Earth and Planetary Science) founded Aqueous Solutions in 2007. Aqueous Solutions is a grassroots NGO whose mission is to enable households and communities to ensure the safety of their drinking water.

The contamination of drinking water by toxic agro-chemicals is a serious and growing problem, one that Aqueous Solutions addresses by providing communities with the technological know-how to construct and maintain simple and effective filtration systems.

Aqueous Solutions was recently awarded a prestigious grant from the Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation, which supports research projects that "will make important contributions toward improving the quality of life by balancing technological advancements and the preservation of our environment."

You can learn more about Aqueous Solutions’ ongoing projects by visiting