TED Fellow Sonaar Luthra is building a weather service for water to help businesses and communities manage 21st-century water risk.

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Sonaar Luthra is the founder and CEO of Water Canary, a company building a weather service for water to help governments, businesses and communities manage 21st-century water risk. He believes that transforming the world's water data collection infrastructure is the most urgent -- and least understood -- challenge facing humanity. 

Luthra began developing water sensors in graduate school and founded Water Canary in an effort to make water quality data more affordable and accessible. Today he's developing technologies to monitor rapid transformations in water quality and availability -- as well as the protocols, systems, policies and financial instruments required to implement them at scale.

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10 years of TED Fellows: Notes from the Fellows Session of TEDSummit 2019

July 22, 2019

The event: TEDSummit 2019, Fellows Session, hosted by Shoham Arad and Lily Whitsitt When and where: Monday, July 22, 2019, 9am BST, at the Edinburgh Convention Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland Speakers: Carl Joshua Ncube, Suzanne Lee, Sonaar Luthra, Jon Lowenstein, Alicia Eggert, Lauren Sallan, Laura Boykin Opening: A quick, witty performance from Carl Joshua Ncube, […]

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Waterwise: Fellows Friday with Sonaar Luthra

January 13, 2012

Sonaar Luthra (watch his TED Talk) is packing water-safety analysis and mobile networking into the Water Canary — a handheld, open-source, and easy-to-use gadget accessible to all — hoping to save lives and gather information that will improve global water health. You have a background as a writer, educator and journalist. How did you end […]

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