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Sonaar Luthra:
Meet the Water Canary

TEDGlobal 2011 · 3:37 · Filmed Jul 2011
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Sonaar Luthra: Meet the Water Canary
3:37 · Filmed July 2011 at TEDGlobal 2011 · Subtitles available in 38 languages

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 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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