Fixes: Clean Water at No Cost? Just Add Carbon Credits

The villages of Africa and South Asia are littered with the ghosts of water projects past. …Water systems need to function all day, every day, forever. Now there’s a new way to save water projects from an early death: make clean water a for-profit business, charging people an unusual price: zero. Full Story »

Posted by Lynn Caporale - via NewsRack (Politics), AllTop, New York Times (Opinion), NewsRack (Energy)
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Subjects: World, Sci/Tech
Topics: Global Warming, Africa, China, India, Kenya, Energy, Water, Solar Energy, Climate Change
Member Tags: carbon credits, carbon dioxide, greenhouse gas, greenhouse gas emissions, third world and developing countries, filters, fixes
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Posted by: Posted by Lynn Caporale - Nov 15, 2010 - 6:23 PM PST
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Edited by: Lynn Caporale - Nov 16, 2010 - 6:16 AM PST
Michael Shaver
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by Michael Shaver - Nov. 20, 2010

"Clean Water at No Cost" is an enjoyable and informative read that takes a proactive approach to one of the world biggest health issues which is the availability of clean potable water in areas of extreme poverty. Tina Rosenberg's column successfully weaves reality, practicality, and hope while she educates the reader about a proposed solution from Vestergaard Frandsen, a water business that is headquartered in Switzerland. What makes this article unique and worthy of a read is the way Ms. Rosenberg has presented her case. Profits, bureaucracy, and feasibility are the factors that have stalled the best intentioned efforts to solve this problem, Tina systematically and efficiently presents these and then quickly dispatches them ... More »

Vestergaard Frandsen's LifeStraw has won numerous awards and has been hailed as one of the most practical and important inventions in recent times, winning awards in 2008, 2005 and 2006. The availability of clean drinking water in poverty-stricken areas all over the world is the single most important issue that humanity faces today.Vestergaard Frandsen's LifeStraw Family is a simple practical solution that was developed because someone had the intuition that by removing the need to ... More »

People who work on providing clean water in poor countries estimate that about half the projects fall into disrepair soon after their builders move on. Sometimes someone ... More »

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