Taste The Water | Water and Sanitation Blog
This blog is a synopsis of a talk I attended given by Dr Gleick at the University of Cambridge. In Part 1 I discuss the concept of peak water and ask why it is so important? I go on to look at the factors causing the peak water crisis.
This blog is a discussion on a talk I attended given by Dr Gleick at the University of Cambridge. In Part 2 discuss the 3rd age of water and how we can follow the soft path to water sustainability.
This topic comes from The Next Billion, and discusses if the design of a new water filter (the Lifestraw) is what it promises to be, or if it is just throwing another technology at an inherently social problem. The BBC reported last week about a new device being marketed to purify water in developing countries. The LifeStraw looks like a large plastic flute, and contains internal filters that remove bacteria from the water as it is drunk. The device is priced at around $3.50, and is designed to purify 700 liters over the course of six months to a year.