Posted on Tuesday, October 11, 2011
I recently drank water from a tank full of pond scum, desert detritus and coyote scat. It was a stark view into the hardship facing the billions of people that live in water poverty and the danger that everyone faces when disaster destroys access to clean drinking water.
Luckily, my water was clean and delicious. Michael Pritchard, a British inventor, served it to me after running it through his Lifesaver ultra filtration water bottle. Pritchard’s invention is a thrilling example of human ingenuity, and offers hope that a better solution to the life-threatening lack of clean drinking water faced is within reach.