Posted by: wfpdc | July 7, 2011

India: Arsenic in the Water

Some of Water for People’s first projects in West Bengal, India was focused on arsenic reduction in drinking water. According to a long term survey cited reporter Malini Sen’s article (“Thirsty for a Solution), 21.3% of all deaths in Bangladesh are related to arsenic exposure in drinking water. To combat this Water for People has collaborated with the Bengal Engineering and Science University to introduce reliable technology to decrease arsenic exposure.

Brian Busch, an MBA student from Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley (UCB), has designed a new arsenic reduction technology which he hopes can soon be introduced into low-income areas of West Bengal. For more information, read Malini Sen’s article here.





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