Thursday, May 19, 2011

Bringing clean water to the world’s poorest people

What Ashok Gadgil learnt when working on a low-cost water purification device is that successful innovation is about more than science and technology — particularly when designing products for some of the world’s poorest people. “It requires going outside your comfort zone and area of expertise, and takes a lot of collaboration,” says Mr Gadgil, director of the environmental energy technologies division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California. More>