When the lead water crisis broke out in Flint, Michigan many individuals died from unknowingly using the poisoned water. Naiad was founded to ensure everyone has the ability to track and test their water quality at any time.
In 2015, the tests conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency and Virginia Tech revealed dangerous levels of lead in the water at residents' of Flint, Michigan's homes.
This water crisis occurred almost 5 years ago, and although the city of Flint, Michigan has deemed the water safe to drink again, those who unknowingly used the water during those years either died or will be suffering from the adverse effects of lead poisoning for the rest of their lives.
Naiad (previously Science JNR) was founded to prevent another Flint, Michigan and to address the lack of easy accessible water quality tests and data. I joined Naiad as a freelancer to assist them in branding their company, creating their web application, and streamlining the tester sign-up and result submission process.