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Friday, March 13 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Global Water Crisis: Solvable

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People living in impoverished areas die every day from drinking dirty water. While having access to clean water is a luxury that many of us take for granted, there are millions living in nations with no filtration systems in place. Kids drink from the same streams where animals bathe. In addition, there’s no clean water available for surgery if someone is injured, putting the wounded at risk of deathly infections. The goal is to take existing solutions in the form of portable water filters into countries that need them.
With these filters, dirty water becomes instantly clean – and drinkable. Lives are saved.
The idea isn’t to get one person to drop off 100 filters and call it a day. Let’s try to get 100,000 travelers to each pack 10 small filters, or team up with groups to implement projects with larger filters for an entire village. Then, the world will start to take notice.

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Guga Ketzer

Creative Dir, Waves For Water
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Jon Rose

Founder, Waves For Water
As a professional surfer, Jon Rose traveled the world in pursuit of perfect waves and his adventures led him to some of the most breathtaking and remote locations in the world. After retiring from 13 years of pro surfing, in looking for his next move Jon was inspired by his father... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
ACC Room 5ABC Austin Convention Center

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