Posted in: health, sustainability- Sep 16, 2011 Comments Off on Water.

Today’s water crisis is not an issue of scarcity, but of access. More people in the world own cell phones than have access to a toilet. And as cities and slums grow at increasing rates, the situation worsens. Every day, lack of access to clean water and sanitation kills thousands, leaving others with reduced quality […]

Make Dirty Water Clean with the Sun

Posted in: science- May 25, 2011 Comments Off on Make Dirty Water Clean with the Sun

How does the water become clean again? The process involves evaporation, and we’ll demonstrate that today and clean a little water while we’re at it! Learn how to do it! Clean Dirty Water with the Sun: Scientific American.

LifeStraw. Literally.

Posted in: health, technology- May 02, 2011 Comments Off on LifeStraw. Literally.

Lack of access to safe drinking water contributes to the staggering burden of diarrhoeal diseases worldwide, particularly affecting the young, the immunocompromised and the poor. Nearly one in five child deaths – about 1.5 million each year – is due to diarrhoea. Diarrhoea kills more young children than AIDS, malaria and measles combined2. Drinking contaminated […]