A Mashable Tech post today outlines 5 new technologies that are helping to bring clean water to the developing world. View the full article to see a collection of YouTube videos further describing each of these technologies and the companies and organizations behind them:
- A reusable water bottle with a teabag style water filter (costing about half a cent, from Stellenbosch University Water Institute HOPE Project)
- LifeStraw, a personal, portable purification tool (costing $5, from Vestergaard Frandsen)
- SlingShot, a tool which uses the energy required of a toaster, and has the ability to transform water as bad as sewage into 1,000 liters of drinkable water per day ($2,000 from Dean Kamen)
- Midomo, a portable device on wheels. Its internal filter system is powered by the rotation of the wheels. (For $475, purchase a bracelet from Red Button Designs, and a Midomo is delivered to an African community.)
- The Lifesaver Jerrycan, a portable system which uses nanofilter technology.