Content to: Drinking Water

Can Synthetic Trees Help Solve Global Water Scarcity?

Many innovative designs have experimented with producing clean water from contaminated or salt water. A new approach takes inspiration from mangrove trees.

The Computer System Helping to Predict Yemen’s Cholera Outbreaks Before They Even Happen

A revolutionary computer-based prediction system has helped drastically reduce the number of cholera cases and deaths in war-torn Yemen.

New Cheap Graphene Filters Can Make Even Seawater Safe to Drink

GraphAir, a new type of graphene developed in Australia, can remove salt and contaminants from water in one easy step.

WADI: The Gadget Helping Communities Disinfect Water With the Power of the Sun

The solar-powered WADI tells communities when their water is safe to drink, reducing illness and carbon emissions at the same time.For around 660 million people in Africa, Asia and Latin America, access to fresh, clean water is not something they can take for granted, with communities often needing to take extra steps to ensure their drinking water is thoroughly disinfected.

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Badri Seshadri

Saving Lives with This Simple Water Purifier

Water security issues affect the lives of millions in developing countries. A personal water filter system that purifies contaminated water as you drink it is helping to affordably alleviate water poverty in many places.