28 Nov '11, 3pm

The High Cost of Clean Water in Disaster Relief

The High Cost of Clean Water in Disaster Relief

Around the world, 1.5 million children die every year from waterborne illness. One in five children worldwide die from diarrhea, more than AIDS, malaria and measles combined, according to UNICEF. And this concept is never more readily apparent than after a natural disaster. Gaylon White, director of design programs for Eastman Chemical Co., explained to the audience at the 2011 Opportunity Green conference, that most deaths from a natural disaster don’t occur from the disaster itself, but rather afterward, as diseases spread. This makes bringing in clean water one of the first major hurdles and priorities to helping victims. The Hydropack , developed by Eastman Chemical and Hydration Technology Innovation s (HTI), is a less expensive and more effective alternative to bottled water. The environmental and financial savings inherent in these flat packs is huge: According to W...

Full article: http://earth911.com/news/2011/11/28/hydropack-the-high-co...

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