A cholera outbreak that started over the past weekend in Northwest Kano state has spread to 11 local councils, according to Bello Abubakar of the state ministry of health. The health Minister has stressed the need for people to use clean water only.
The ruler of Dubai and vice president of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoumhas, has offered $1 million USD to the research institute that comes up with an effective solution to the global water shortage problem.
Most people reading this article can go to their kitchen for a glass of water, or use the bathroom without a second thought. But what about the 2.5 billion people in our world today without sanitation or a source of clean drinking water?
Rachel Beckwith wanted to raise $300 by her ninth birthday on June 12, 2011 for a New York-based non-profit organization charity:water, involved in projects to bring clean drinking water to people in impoverished developing countries.
It could be a long time before teenagers Avishai Katko and Maya Braun of Israel's Sharett High School gain global notice. However, their prize-winning science design provides clean drinking water by using solar rays in every home across the globe.
A gathering of 2,500 leading water experts are in Stockholm for the 20th annual World Water Week opening today. The experts hope to find better ways to address the challenges of the world's global water crisis.
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Using nano-fibres, researchers at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, have developed a filter sachet - looking like a tea bag - that costs less than a cent and can clean one litre bottle of the most polluted water.
A mile-marker was reached Tuesday, when the Children's Safe Drinking Water Program created their one billionth liter of clean drinking water. Using a packet of clarification and disinfectant developed by Proctor and Gamble, unfit water becomes safe.
Tiny particles of pure silica coated with an active material could be used to remove toxic chemicals, bacteria, viruses, and other hazardous materials from water much more effectively and at lower cost than conventional water purification methods.