Sonaar Luthra

Meet the Water Canary

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Filmed Jan 2011 at TEDGlobal 2011
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After a crisis, how can we tell if water is safe to drink? Current tests are slow and complex, and the delay can be deadly, as in the cholera outbreak after Haiti's earthquake in 2010. TED Fellow Sonaar Luthra previews his design for a simple tool that quickly tests water for safety — the Water Canary.

Sonaar Luthra
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Sonaar Luthra is the creator of Water Canary, a water-testing device that collects real-time water-quality data from the field.  Full bio.

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