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The Mom-and-Pop Water Shop from SEEDMAGAZINE.COM

The Mom-and-Pop Water Shop from SEEDMAGAZINE.COM | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

The UN says that each person needs between 20 and 50 liters of safe freshwater per day for drinking, cooking, and cleaning. Yet more than one in six people worldwide don’t have access to this amount—and some 2.5 billion live without access to even basic sanitation facilities. Combined, these have a shocking impact: Globally, diarrhea is the leading cause of illness and death. But the failure of international intervention has left the door open for grassroots solutions: In both Indonesia and the Philippines, a small entrepreneurial approach to safe water provision has achieved massive scale in an extremely short time span. The “water refill” industry, which utilizes low-cost technology to purify water on site in locally run businesses, has received little attention in the West, but it represents possibly the most effective means for water delivery in the developing world.Molecular biologist Ranjiv Khush and hydrologist Jeff Albert are now hoping to replicate the Asian model in other parts of the world, beginning in East Africa.  Click on the image or title to learn more.

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Smart Grid: The smart water market: a slow emergence

Smart Grid: The smart water market: a slow emergence | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

Smart Grid - Smart water is emerging as a market similar to the already-in-place smart grid market, but the challenges and potential risks and benefits are far from the same, according to new report from IDC Energy Insights, Smart Water Market Overview, that lays out what is driving the market, how it's growing and what to expect in the years to come. Learn more...

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Next up in Charlotte: envisioning smart water - Smart Grid News

Next up in Charlotte: envisioning smart water - Smart Grid News | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

While a press release - gives a good overview of the city of  Charlotte's Smart Grid water project, which  industry players has teamed with Envision Charlotte and the city's utility to launch Smart Water Now - a water measurement and efficiency program. Click on image or tite to learn more...

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