The Oasis Test is being utilized by researchers from Georgia Tech, UC Berkeley and Columbia University as part of a study in Mumbai, India that seeks to improve slum residents' access to clean drinking water by helping them secure municipal water connections. The test is being used to examine the quality of drinking water before and after interventions as a measure of their effectiveness.
Dr. Anjali Thomas Bohlken, Assistant Professor at the Sam Nunn School of International Affiars, Georgia Tech, and a driving force behind the project had this to say when asked about her experience using Oasis E. coli tests:
"We chose to use the Oasis test because it came highly recommended from fellow researchers and because it was well-packaged and easy to use. Our survey enumerators who had no prior experience with water quality testing were trained in the use of the test and have been able to use the test easily. Data from the initial round of testing are currently being collected and we look forward to gaining insights from these data. We really appreciate the support from the Oasis team in answering our queries."