In our previous Short Term Pure Drinking Water Solutions article we mentioned the MadiDrop, which uses silver nanoparticles to kill bacteria. But nanotechnology — that is, the engineering of really, really small objects and structures, smaller than the width of a human hair — has a lot more potential to help clean up the world’s […]
Mora water solutions are dedicated to providing long term, large scale, fresh drinking water to where it is needed most, but people are dying today from dehydration and from disease through having no choice but to drink contaminated water. In this series of articles we will review some of the solutions and technologies that are […]
Next in our series of articles on short term water purification solutions, we look at water purification tablets.
Water purification tablet have been around for many years; mostly used by hikers, campers and tourists that have no immediate access to fresh drinking water, but they can also provide sort term emergency solutions. Water purification tablets kill pathogens in water to make it safe for human consumption.
We have all seen the appeals on the TV for help with victims of famine, war or drought – but how much notice do we actually take of those figures? The thought of one child dying close to home fills us with fear and concern for our own families, so what makes us so oblivious […]
What is the LifeStraw? The LIFEStraw is a small, portable filtration device that provides pure, clean drinking water whenever it is immersed into a water source (just like a normal straw). This Straw, however, saves lives on a daily basis by filtering out waterborne diseases – which accounts for over 6,500 deaths every day – […]
As we enjoy the luxury of merely having to turn a faucet to produce clean drinking water, it’s all too easy to be lulled into a false sense of security that water shortages only affect arid African nations and developing third world countries. The truth is that water shortage is a global problem that needs […]
While it is internationally recognized that water shortages and drought have reached a crisis point and must be addressed as a matter of urgency, questions should still be answered as to the negative impact of traditional desalination methods. The most commonly used desalination technologies are reverse osmosis (RO) and thermal processes such as multi-stage flash […]
There is no doubt that a severe water shortage or drought in a particular area has many far reaching effects,but the prognosis for women caught up in a drought can be truly devastating. Almost two-thirds, 64% of households rely on women to get the family’s water when there is no water source in the home. […]