13 Jul '11, 4pm

Self-Filtering Bottle Promotes Clean Water Worldwide via @crispgreen

Self-Filtering Bottle Promotes Clean Water Worldwide via @crispgreen

What if all you needed to create clean drinking water was the bottle in your hand? According to the World Water Council : 1.1 billion people live without clean drinking water 2.6 billion people lack adequate sanitation 1.8 million people die every year from diarrhoeal diseases, 3,900 of which are children Although many countries have freshwater rivers and lakes, these water supplies are often contaminated because of a lack of proper plumbing and sewage systems. Many humans use these bodies of water for laundry and bathing, as well as drinking, putting their health at extreme risk. What developing countries need is cheap, efficient way to filter water that doesn't require a lot of infrastructure or technical knowledge. That's why in 2009, two undergraduate students named Jay and Aakash made the decision to start Hydros at 4am in the basement of a University of Pennsylvania ...

Full article: http://crispgreen.com/2011/07/self-filtering-bottle-promo...

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