Clean Water News – #WATWB

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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.

Read the Entire Story Here.

Want to read more good news or join in the effort to contribute to the spreading of good news throughout the world? Use the hashtag #WATWB on your good news post and share it in our Facebook community here or on Twitter at @WATWB so others can read your post.


12 thoughts on “Clean Water News – #WATWB”

  1. Thanks Maggie, such an essential ‘service’ given that clean water is becoming more and more scarce, much of this due to pollution. I remember my father saying 50 years ago (!) that the next war that will be fought will be over water, Well, obviously I hope his prediction doesn’t come true. Technology is amazing. Great #WATWB post, hopeful! Happy weekend!

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  2. Water is such an important resource. Nothing on this planet lives without water. These kinds of inventions, things that work well, don’t require much attention and are affordable, are so important. Thanks for sharing this story, Maggie.

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    1. Research like this gives me hope, Dan. We are at crisis level in so many places because of the lack of clean water. I hope more people will take it seriously. Thanks for reading.

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  3. Outstanding! It’s amazing how hard it can be to find clean drinking water. Even in the States where we’re supposedly living in the 21st century there are still places that struggle with their water.

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    1. Thank you for reading and commenting, Eric. I have friends in Flint, Michigan and their water systems are a disaster. Poor Mother Earth can only survive so much of mankind’s misdeeds.

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