Here is a sneak peek of a new KQED video, Cleaning Poop from Drinking Water. This video is part of our Engineering Is: Cleaning Poop from Drinking Water e-book. The e-book explores the science and engineering principles behind the Lotus Water project’s device designed to purify drinking water in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The e-book includes videos, interactives and media making opportunities. Stay tuned for its release at the end of August.

Cleaning Poop from Drinking Water | Engineering Is

Here in the US, we take clean drinking water for granted. In many parts of the world, however, modern water treatment simply doesn’t exist. This creates a major problem — poop in the drinking water! Amy Pickering, a Stanford engineer, went to Dhaka, Bangladesh to observe how the residents collected water. The challenge? Build a simple, cheap, easy to use device that would allow the people to clean the water themselves.

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Engineering is…Solving Poop Problems 17 November,2015Almetria Vaba


Almetria Vaba

Almetria Vaba  is the associate director for education partnerships and distribution at KQED.  In her role, she leads collaborative efforts with education agencies, public media stations and other non profit organizations.

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