How one visionary is using AI to safeguard water in a thirsty world

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How one visionary is using AI to safeguard water in a thirsty world

Emend’s Vision Fund is on a mission to heal the planet. Discover the visionary using AI to safeguard our most precious resource: water.
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Emend’s Vision Fund is on a mission to heal the planet. Discover the visionary using AI to safeguard our most precious resource: water.

Sixty percent  of humanity’s needs for clean water go unmet while water treatment plants struggle with increasing costs, supply shortages and greenhouse gas emissions.

Devesh Bharadwaj had some big ideas about how AI could revitalize water infrastructure but he needed a partner to access venture funding and global markets. That’s when Emend stepped up.

Emend’s Vision Fund champions innovators tackling the planet’s biggest sustainability issues. Which is why Devesh Bharadwaj and Pani Energy were in perfect sync with Emend’s investment mission.

We sat down with Mr Bharadwaj to talk about water’s digital transformation and the role Emend’s Vision Fund is playing in safeguarding natural resources for the planet.

Devesh Bharadwaj shared his story with Sophie Campbell.


Devesh Bharadwaj is the founder and CEO of Pani Energy. Mr Bharadwaj is the winner of the 2020 VCLA in Innovative Science & Technology sponsored by The Victoria Foundation.

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How one visionary is using AI to safeguard water in a thirsty world

Emend’s Vision Fund is on a mission to heal the planet. Discover the visionary using AI to safeguard our most precious resource: water.

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