Provide Access to Clean Water

Safe water for a better future!

Why Is This A Grand Challenge?

Although water is available in abundance, many countries around the world do not have access to it because of the location of the region, low economy, or the water supply being contaminated by poisonous pollutants. Engineering innovative and inexpensive technologies can resolve this issue and save many lives for a better future for all!

Why Is Providing Access to Clean Water Important?

  • Water is a necessity of life
  • Developing countries lack access to clean water
  • Used for domestic and agricultural uses
  • Reduce deaths and illnesses caused by unsafe water and dehydration
  • Water is needed for sanitation

Current Technology and Innovations

The Benefits

What Are the Benefits of Achieving This Grand Challenge?

  • Reducing water borne diseases to reduce deaths
  • Cost savings in health care
  • More girls can go to school
  • Improved agriculture
  • Reduce overall deaths

Clean Water for North Carolina

A nonprofit organization that works to ensure water for NC residents is clean and safe! Offices located in Asheville and Durham.


  • Create more laws and regulations around the world to limit the amount of pollution released and water wasted
  • Find inexpensive material to construct inexpensive technology to filter and transport water and invest in technology

The Water Project

A non-profit organization that provides reliable water projects to communities in sub-Saharan Africa who suffer from a lack of access to clean water and proper sanitation.
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