Lotus Water Project: Drinking Water Solution for Urban Slums
March 24, 2015
For many of the nearly one billion people living in urban slums around the world, finding a safe water supply is impossible. The Lotus Water Project is working to change that equation with a low-cost chlorination device. Unlike decades’ worth of proposed solutions before it, the affordable device would disinfect water at the point of collection, and require no behavior change from users. Read more.
Ten years ago, few researchers and experts crossed disciplines to collaborate in pursuit of environmental solutions. Today, thanks in part to the pioneering work of the Stanford Woods Institute, the landscape has changed dramatically. To mark that progress and lay the groundwork for future collaborative breakthroughs, Woods hosted a tenth anniversary symposium on Nov. 11, 2014. The event, moderated by School of Earth Sciences Dean Pamela Matson and San Jose Mercury News reporter Paul Rogers, brought together Stanford researchers, students and their colleagues in the water, conservation, sustainable development and public health fields.