04 Sep '13, 2pm

How cloud technology can bring clean drinking water to India

How cloud technology can bring clean drinking water to India

Imagine not having access to clean drinking water because you refused to vote for a particular politician, or didn’t pay bribes to the driver delivering your supply. Even after doing both these things, you're still not sure just exactly when the next delivery will arrive. This is the case in India, where access to drinking water is not universal. As India increasingly urbanizes and water becomes even more scarce, solutions that raise access will be more important in the coming decades. That's why the Piramal Foundation -- which addresses India’s development challenges through social ventures -- funded Sarvajal , a company that uses cloud technology to provide water via filtration stations and solar-powered ATMs. UNICEF reports that water-borne diseases such as cholera, gastroenteritis and diarrhea in India are responsible for $600 million in medical bills and lost producti...

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