Monday, October 08, 2007

Clean Water and Biotech

2007.04.01 02.27
Clean Water

Clean water is something that many of us take for granted, but Dr Mark Booth from Cambridge University describes how in many parts of the world dirty water can lead to life-threatening disease and parasitic infections.

To talk about the current strategies in place to supply clean water we're joined by Dr Alex McKie from Surrey University, and Professor Colin Humphreys from Cambridge University explains how high-energy UV LEDs could help provide clean water in the future.


Dow Chemicals: Clean water supply across the globe. Access to clean water is important. 1, 2 billion people don’t have access to clean water.

  • Prosperity and decent life
  • One of those meetings that will find solutions on a long term
  • To get the private sector involved
  • Clean water is a business proposition for the global private sector
  • Water and sanitation affordabliy to the worlds population
  • Evry dollar invested provides 4 to 34 dollars in economic return
  • The world is getting water short and water scarce
  • There is a huge challenge for the developing countries
  • The beginning of something very big
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