Archive for safe drinking water

LifeStraw – An Update

Posted in design with tags , , on October 22, 2008 by anonimiss

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.

LifeStraw – A Lifeline for Many…..

Posted in design, product design with tags , , , , 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.


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