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Challenge Make Water from Lake Victoria Safe to Drink!
Make Water from Lake Victoria Safe to Drink!
STATUS: Awarded
Active Solvers: 476
Posted: Jan 11 2010
Challenge ID: 9096676
 
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Abstract
This Challenge requires a design for an easy-to-use and robust method that purifies water from Lake Victoria so that it is safe to drink. It is part of the Global Giveback Innovation Challenge Set.

This is a Theoretical Challenge that requires only a written proposal to be submitted. The Challenge award will be contingent upon theoretical evaluation of the proposal by the Seeker.
Overview
This Challenge requires a design for an easy-to-use and robust method that purifies water from Lake Victoria so that it is safe to drink. This project is enabled by the Rockefeller Foundation. It is part of the Global Giveback Innovation Challenge Set.

The waters of Lake Victoria contain bacteria, viruses, parasites, algae and other pollutants that cause enteric disease and death, especially amongst children under 5 years old. Existing methods of water purification are complex and often ineffective due to the need for sharing of centralized resources, electrical power networks, high cost, or complex maintenance routines.
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