During this pandemic, everyone has been advised to wash their hands frequently. This one, key, piece of advice highlights the differences in access to water systems across the world.
Modern water treatment plants, available in industrialised nations are already equipped to remove pathogens, including viruses. Although COVID-19 has been found in human waste, the standard disinfection methods used eliminate the virus. This treatment of water isn’t widely available across middle and low income countries.
How can we find new sustainable practices to ensure clean water systems are available to all and can help fight future outbreaks of diseases? How can water systems protect society from sewage leaks of infected material causing reinfection or even a new disease? How can we design efficient and environmentally friendly water systems for the future?
These are just some of the possible topics your team might find solutions for, but the scope is much wider.
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