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Safe Water Website

Recently Kenneth Behring (through his foundation) donated almost $650,000 to develop a website on the importance of safe drinking water by 2007. Behring, a real estate mogul and former owner of the Seattle Seahawks, has donated over $120 million to various causes including the Smithsonian, The Wheelchair Foundation and other water related causes. Thie purpose of water website effort is to:

develop a web-based resource to inform decision makers around the world about the importance of safe drinking water — and what they can do to meet this need. ‘Safe water is essential for health, yet remains one of the most critical problems facing the world today,’ said Behring. “One out of every five people lacks access to clean drinking water. We must create innovative, sustainable approaches that can make a significant impact on the world’s water crisis.” Read more here.

I am not clear on what this website will do, how it will be promoted and how such a critical message will be spread. I guess we will see what happens next year. Issues surrounding water are incredibly important/dire and we plan to post more on technology and innovation in this area.


Written by thd

October 9, 2006 at 4:29 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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