12 Apr '11, 3pm

Water Innovation and Investment for a Sustainable Future

The World Water Council states that urban populations are expected to rise 40 to 50 percent in the coming decades. With that growth, the United Nations estimates that by 2025, more than 2.8 billion people in 48 countries will lack access to safe drinking water. Now, more than ever, we must invest in the development of technologies that can be adapted to meet increased demand for access to a consistent supply of clean water. Water For People recently launched a data collection platform called Field Level Operations Watch (FLOW ), that uses mobile phones and GPS to monitor how well water points and sanitation points in the developing world are functioning. The data and analysis from FLOW are meant to help domestic governments, NGOs and UN agencies provide and maintain sustainable sources of water. FLOW is just one example of the need to go beyond surface measurements to not ...

Full article: http://www.environmentalleader.com/2011/04/12/water-innov...

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