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The Aquaduct

Transports, Filters, and Stores Water for the Developing World

Do you know the world’s leading cause of death? The answer is, waterborne diseases. If clean drinking water is not available, then you WILL drink whatever is. Even if you have to traverse a long, time-consuming, laborious distance, everyday to get it. Even if, after all the work to get this water, it could cause you or a member of your family to die. But, without it, you die. According to the W.H.O., 1.1 billion people have no access to any type of improved drinking source of water.

But, what if…..

In its present configuration it is not a feasible solution for most developing communities due to production costs and durability. But in fairness to the IDEO team, they have stated that, “In its current state, the Aquaduct is a prototype aimed squarely at demonstrating a concept and raising awareness around the issues of clean water in developing countries. The Aquaduct team plans to continue the concept’s development into an economically and technologically viable solution that addresses challenges such as cost, suitable purification technologies, and the logistics of addressing an issue that [affects] billions.”

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  1. wilson Says:

    What a great theme title, “Innovate or Die”, Linda. We should pay attention to the clean drinkable water, as it’s the essential daily needs for every living creature on this Earth!

    wilsons last blog post..Try Not to Embrace Your Baby Too Often!

  2. Linda Says:

    Hi Wilson .. You betcha! No matter where you live, water is a necessity!

  3. whamx.com Says:

    The Aquaduct | Forced Green…

    If clean drinking water is not available, then you WILL drink whatever is….

  4. DSFlyfishing Says:

    What a great idea. I think a fuel powered version – like a moped is more realistic. Either way, lets start distribution.

    DSFlyfishings last blog post..Monster Trout Invade Los Angeles

  5. Linda Says:

    Hi DSFlyfishing …. Let’s just say that the intention is for poor countries that gasoline may not be available. With that said, I would like to see something rolling out real soon!

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