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SXSW 2018

Dying of Thirst: Solving Water Purification

Millions worldwide are at risk of death and disease from a lack of clean water. Hear from Ashok Gadgil, Senior Faculty Scientist, and Co-lead for the Water-Energy initiative at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Benjamin S. Hsiao, Distinguished Professor in Chemistry at Stony Brook University about potential solutions to this crisis. Gadgil is a National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) Inductee and Hsiao is an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Ambassador.

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  1. What is the current state of the clean water crisis faced by millions across the globe?
  2. What current and proposed solutions to this crisis exist today?
  3. Where do we go from here to solve the clean water crisis?



Jon Abboud, Public Affairs Specialist, US Patent and Trademark Office

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Dual
  • Track: Government
  • Level: Advanced
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