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Entrepreneurs Develop Solar-Powered Purifier

It would look at home in a space colony, but a prototype has been tested in a rural village in Ghana.

This futuristic machine is called Watly, and it harnesses the heat and light of the sun to deliver clean water, electricity and the internet to regions missing out on these 21st-century essentials.

Water supply is the number one risk facing society, according to the World Economic Forum. Water problems contribute 88 % of deaths from diarrheal disease, which kills over 800 000 children under five around the world every year.

Kevin Thai

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