Aquatest 2: Delivering a low-cost water test for developing countries

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The School for Policy Studies has had a pivotal role in securing an award of $13.1m from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a clean-water test for use in developing countries.  Patricia Lucas, Dave Gordon, Christie Cabral & Alan Emond (of Community Based Medicine) are working with an international consortium led by Dr Stephen Gundry to develop Aquatest, a low-cost, easy-to-use device giving a clear reliable indication of water quality.  In partnership with the World Health Organisation, the Aquaya Institute and researchers from the University of California Berkeley, they will be examining the impact on health, behaviour and water management activity in communities in India and Southern Africa, where the device is trialed and developing an action plan to support and promote uptake.

Further details on the project and project partners are available on the Aquatest project website.

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