International Aid Launches Global Safe Water Initiative, Unveils Portable BioSand Filter for Use in Developing World

19 03 2007

070325_biosand.gifLeading humanitarian health care agency, International Aid, today announced a major safe water initiative that will help address the growing health crisis caused by lack of access to clean water in developing countries worldwide. As the centerpiece of its safe water program, the agency introduced a new, lightweight water filter that combines proven filtration technology, known as BioSand, with an innovative plastic design. International Aid believes the simplicity and affordability of the new unit have the potential to make a dramatic impact on the global water crisis. (…) To supplement these findings, International Aid also announced today that The Dow Chemical Company, based in Midland, Mich. [NYSE: DOW], will fund a new study designed to test the effectiveness of International Aid’s plastic version of the BioSand filter in Ghana, West Africa. Dow’s support is funded through The Dow Chemical Company Foundation, the company’s philanthropic organization whose mission is to contribute to a more sustainable world by focusing financial contributions on the elements of economic prosperity, environmental stewardship, social support and science education. Image source: biosandfilter.orgNews selected by Covalence | Country: Global | Company: Dow Chemical | Source: International Aid