TEDxTampaBaySalon October Highlights

TEDxTampaBaySalonOur October theme was “Water”, and as we screened two very different TED videos around this theme, our discussions took us through cultural, engineering, social, community, and water quality concerns.  One one end of the spectrum we identified a dire need for clean drinking water in arid areas and developing nations around the world.  On the other end of the spectrum, we squander clean drinking water, spend millions of dollars to manage, clean, and even pollute it.  Having novel ways to clean polluted drinking water makes recovery from natural disasters much safer for victims and allows people to reclaim their communities quicker. But are water filters safe for long-term use?  Do these novel filters remove heavy metals, volatiles, and pesticides? How do we ensure that engineered solutions fit a culture’s needs? These were just some of the questions we tackled.

TED Videos

Anupam Mishra: The ancient ingenuity of water harvesting

Michael Pritchard’s water filter turns dirty water drinkable

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