October 06, 2015

The United Nations now estimates that 90 percent of the world’s population has access to improved drinking water. But the story of access to safe drinking water is more complex, especially when it comes to the 2.7 billion people who live on less than $2 a day: In developing countries around the world, tens of millions of people rely on water filtration and purification products each year to improve their drinking water in the absence of proper infrastructure providing clean water.

Today, MIT researchers released a new report evaluating household water filters on the market in Ahmedabad, India, where these filters have become ubiquitous in households of all income levels, but aren’t properly meeting the needs of the poor.

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