Welcome back to the monthly bloghop – We Are The World Blogfest. The last Friday of each month is dedicated to shining a light on the good news throughout our world.
WATWB is co-hosted this month by Eric Lahti and Susan Scott.
Clean water is a resource so many of us take for granted but yet is a threatened life-sustaining resource at risk for 1.42 billion people across the world who live in areas of clean water vulnerability. Since fresh water accounts for less than 3% of the water on our planet, fresh water is becoming more and more scarce.
At the University of South Australia, Associate Professor Haolan Xu led a team of researchers in the development of a device that uses solar evaporation to derive fresh water from sea water, brackish water or contaminated water.
This inexpensive device from easily sourced materials holds the potential for providing enough daily fresh drinking water for a family of four from one square meter of source water.
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