For all of you who are concerned about clean drinking water for all and could relate to my earlier post regarding the LifeStraw, I have an information update. A concerned reader Anna-Katarina-Gravgaard sent me a link to a story done by her regarding the LifeStraw. I found it to be very informative, listing both pros and cons of the product/system and offering comparisions to other water treatment options for under-developed regions. The story also gives a detailed illustration, explaining th working of the LifeStraw. Definitely worth a look. Thanks Anna.
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design with tags lifestraw, safe drinking water, sustainable design on October 22, 2008 by anonimiss
design, product design with tags lifestraw, product design, safe drinking water, straw, sustainable design on September 27, 2008 by anonimiss
Half of the world’s poor suffer from waterborne disease, and nearly 6,000 people – mainly children – die each day by consuming unsafe drinking water. My earlier post – Clean Drinking Water for All….. Is that a Viable Dream? talked about the issue of potable water for all, but from an urbanite’s point of view……about a nightmare coming true. But what most of us forget is that a major part of the world is living that nightmare ‘right now’! And that’s why I really appreciate attempts by companies to address the problem and come out with sustainable, viable solutions.
One such attempt is the LifeStraw® developed by Vestergaard Frandsen. The two products LifeStraw® Personal and LifeStraw® Family are complimentary point-of-use water filters – truly unique offerings that will help people obtain safe drinking water at home and outside – paving the way for swiftly and effectively accomplishing the VF and MDGs. LifeStraw® water purifiers have been developed as a practical way of preventing disease and saving lives, as well as achieving the Millennium Development Goal of reducing by one-half the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe water by the year 2015.