Water saves lives … but only when the water is safe.
But what if there is no safe water?
Michael Pritchard water treatment expert and inventor of LIFESAVOR water bottle studies the relevance of water in the world and the impact it made on the people. After the Asian Tsunami in 2004 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005 he began to prototype a carry on water purifier that filters contaminated water on the spot. The drive on his invention is to be able to provide aid to natural disaster or low water resource locations by alternating the dirty water provided from swamps, rivers or lakes.
“We have to change the way we think.”
Pritchard emphasizes greatly on the problem that natural disaster areas are left days, weeks an even months after the hit. He believes that his invention reduces the energy, cost and pollution of current water aid systems; such as that of shipping water bottles to zones zero.
We can take Pritchard’s invention as an example on the way we think and take on environment impact problems; air and garbage pollution or global warming. Making a small change can go a long way.