08 November 2007

Students from UNC B-School Collaborate to Commercialize Rural Water Technologies

Faculty and students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are setting out to discover whether applying business principles to public health problems can result in solutions that will save lives in developing countries with limited access to safe drinking water, according to this UNC press release.

"We know that biosand and ceramic filters and other household water treatment technologies make an enormous difference in the health of people who don’t have access to clean drinking water," Professor Mark Sobsey said. "We have the technologies, but now it’s a matter of finding ways to get these technologies into communities and households, and have people adopt and use them effectively and sustainably. This project has the potential to save many millions of lives."

Read more in the press release and in this article from the Daily Tar Heel.

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