State of the Planet

News from the Columbia Climate School

LifeStraw®

source: www.vestergaard-frandsen.com
source: www.vestergaard-frandsen.com

According to the World Health Organization, 3.575 million people die each year from water-related disease, and 84% of water-related deaths are in children ages 0 – 14. Access to safe and clean water is an option many people in developing countries don’t have.

I think the picture above says all that is needed about the LifeStraw®, a water purification product developed by Vestergaard Frandsen, an international company specializing in complex emergency response and disease control products. The LifeStraw® Personal has been referred to as ‘One of the Ten Things that will Change the Way We Live´ by Forbes Magazine.

Science for the Planet: In these short video explainers, discover how scientists and scholars across the Columbia Climate School are working to understand the effects of climate change and help solve the crisis.
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