A device called Water Canary uses GPS and Crowdsourcing to identify global water problems by providing real-time information on potential outbreaks of disease- infected water. It lets anyone test water with a push of a button and submit the results along with location data wirelessly.
According to the World Health Organization, more than 3.5 million people die each year as the result of water-related disease. The company hopes it can identify problems more quickly than chemical-based testing and prevent communities
from drinking contaminated water with the device.
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