05 Nov '11, 12pm

The Human Kidney: Inspiration of and Solution to the Water Crisis

The Human Kidney: Inspiration of and Solution to the Water Crisis

Water is a critical resource used by all businesses. Even if your business is not directly water intensive, many products use a great deal of water. Electricity, computers, paper and packaging all have a large water footprint. Whether flowing into or out of your operations, water can be a cost center and a source of risk, and water stress is looming as one of the big challenges facing the business world in the coming years. Given the potential size of the business opportunity, it's no surprise that companies are focused on building a better water filter. Gayle Pergamit, founder of AguaVia , "used the human body as the basis for solving the water crisis," and in doing so is building off a technology that was first engineered by nature 3.5 billion years ago: the human kidney, which filters between 40 to 50 gallons (150 -- 200 liters) of water each day with only a small perce...

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