Tag: clean drinking water


Photo gallery: The transformation of a latrine block in a Bangladeshi slum

July 20, 2017

Slum dwellers in Dhaka, Bangladesh, worked with the French non-governmental organization Eau et Vie to improve their latrines and...

Rob Goodier

Data Scientists Pinpoint Sources of Lead Contamination to Solve the Flint Water Crisis

February 1, 2017

The Swiss mechanical engineer Lt. Eduard Rubin invented the copper-jacketed rifle bullet in 1882, right about the time that...


E4C Visualized: Desalination could meet water shortages

May 13, 2013

Less than 4 percent of the water in the world is freshwater. Most of the rest is locked up...

Rob Goodier

Wanted: An easy test for bacteria in drinking water

January 28, 2013

Updated December 13, 2013 This post began as outreach to crowdsource an answer to the question of how to...

Rob Goodier

Women, Water and a Whole Lot of Work

August 14, 2012

Every day, millions of women worldwide work for an estimated 200 million hours combined to haul water to their...

Rob Goodier

Ten low-cost ways to treat water

March 11, 2012

Having money helps, but clean water doesn’t have to be expensive. Celebrities like Bill Gates, Matt Damon and, a celebrity to...

Rob Goodier

PVC pipe and chlorine: Cheap and lasting water treatment in Nicaragua

February 26, 2012

Officials in the Matagalpa health ministry in Nicaragua convened late last year to announce that infant deaths to gastrointestinal...

Rob Goodier

A solar water sterilizer takes aim at rural African markets

August 19, 2011

This solar water sterilizer treats 10 liters of water in two or more hours, depending on conditions. The shortage...

Rob Goodier

Water filters: First Ghana, then the world

May 6, 2011

With enough clay, rice husks, plastic buckets, time and training, Susan Murcott believes we can provide clean drinking water...

Rob Goodier

Four low-cost devices that chlorinate water at the source

February 24, 2011

By the numbers, we’ve seen the devastating effect that untreated water can have on developing communities. Worldwide, 2.2 million...


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