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OH2O: Local Companies and the Battle against the Global Crisis

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    Wherever they are, people need water to survive. Not only is the human body 60% water, the resource is essential for producing food, clothing, and manufactured goods along with operating waste systems and a myriad of other essential functions. Due to geography, climate, engineering, regulation and competition for resources, some regions have an ample fresh water supply, while others face drought and debilitating pollution. In the developing world, clean water is often either hard to come by or a commodity that requires significant effort or financial resources to obtain, leaving more than one billion people without access to clean water.

    In the face of this crisis, two Ohio-based companies – Greif, Inc. and Procter & Gamble (P&G) – have created products to ease access to water in the developing world. Greif’s PackH2O water backpack, is an innovative solution to water transportation and storage that relieves physical burden and protects against contamination. The PUR packet, developed by P&G, is a powdered mixture that quickly turns ten liters of dirty, potentially deadly water into clean drinkable water. Join us January 28 to hear from Scott Griffin from Greif, Allison Tummon from P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program, and Jessica McGlyn from the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, as well as to meet with other Ohioans engaged in the battle against the global water crisis!

    – See more at: http://columbusworldaffairs.org/2014/january-28-2014

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