WATER RESEARCH TO HELP THE WORLD
“At least two billion people worldwide now use a drinking water source that is contaminated with pollutants [but] we are now launching what I think is the most exciting work of all. This is the ability to extract DNA directly from water samples to be able to determine very quickly bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi (in the samples) all at once and how they interact. This I think will be a major breakthrough for the water industry.” said Prof Rita Colwell, SIWW’s Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize Laureate.
In case you have missed her inspiring video, here’s a recap:
For your reading pleasure, do enjoy the special editorial series below we have for you, as part of the celebration of SIWW’s 10 years of water excellence.