Deepika Kurup

A young scientist's quest for clean water

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Deepika Kurup has been determined to solve the global water crisis since she was 14 years old, after she saw kids outside her grandparents' house in India drinking water that looked too dirty even to touch. Her research began in her family kitchen — and eventually led to a major science prize. Hear how this teenage scientist developed a cost-effective, eco-friendly way to purify water.

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Deepika Kurup · Inventor, student scientist

Water is the basis of life, and too many people around the world suffer from waterborne illnesses. Deepika Kurup is working to change that.

Water is the basis of life, and too many people around the world suffer from waterborne illnesses. Deepika Kurup is working to change that.