The theme of Blog Action Day this year is WATER
One of my heroes is Dean Kamen. He has made a water purifier, called Slingshot
To solve the problem, he's invented two devices, each about the size of a washing machine that can provide much-needed power and clean water in rural villages.
"Eighty percent of all the diseases you could name would be wiped out if you just gave people clean water," says Kamen. "The water purifier makes 1,000 liters of clean water a day, and we don't care what goes into it. And the power generator makes a kilowatt off of anything that burns."
"Mr. Kamen is aiming to sell the devices for $2,000 to aid organizations."
Now, I do hope that happens. I haven't heard anything of this since 2006. I would participate in funding these. :-)