Tuesday, 12 October 2010


In researching the water is life campaign I came across this straw. Very innovative and helpful product that can save lives. Not sure if it has any direct relevance with the poster but it's definitely worth a mention.

The WATERisLIFE Straw is a small, portable filtration device that provides pure, clean drinking water whenever it is immersed into a water source (just like a normal straw). This Straw, however, saves lives on a daily basis by filtering out waterborne diseases – which accounts for over 6,500 deaths every day – 5,000 of those being children. 
This revolutionary Straw has proven to be effective against waterborne diseases such as typhoid, cholera, dysentery, guinea worm, and diarrhea, and removes particles as small as fifteen microns.

WATERisLIFE continues to work with top water purification companies to make thousands of Straw filters available to those in need. Each Straw costs only $10 and provides a year’s worth of clean water for one person.

These Straws are the first step.  The next step is providing a sustainable solution. Water wells, sand filters and other technology are then put into place to provide these people with life giving, long term solution.  READ MORE about our long-term solutions.


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