15 Concepts and Solutions for Providing Clean Drinking Water
Treehugger recently posted an interesting article pointing out solutions to the problem of clean drinking water. Organizations such as Blood Water Mission and Charity Water have devoted time and resources to help improve world-wide access to clean drinking water.
Charity Water notes over 800 million people on the planet don’t have access to clean drinking water. Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. In Africa alone, people spend 40 billion hours every year just walking for water. Women and children usually bear the burden of water collection, walking miles to the nearest source, which is unprotected and likely to make them sick.
Technology continues to improve access to clean drinking water, through the use of self-contained water purification devices from companies like Water Security Corp or even CamelBak’s new UV filtering bottle.
Some of Treehuggers ideas include:
- Using “Super Sand” to clean water
- Bike water purifier
- Solar stills
- Water turbines
- Personal UV filtering devices