Globally, about one in three people lack access to safe drinking water, resulting in millions of deaths from diseases associated with inadequate or contaminated water supply. In Kenya, more than half of the groundwater contains dangerously high levels of fluoride, drastically limiting the availability of clean and healthy drinking water. In Kenya’s cities and towns, only about 60% of people have access to safe drinking water, dropping to as low as 20% in informal settlements where half of the urban population lives.
DuPont Water Solutions collaborated with USAID and the Little Sisters of Saint Francis to help a Nairobi-area community of 6,000 people gain access to safe, reliable potable water. DuPont installed a new water treatment facility equipped with our reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration, and nanofiltration technologies. The facility can now produce about 44,000 gallons of purified water per day, serving a local hospital and school, refugee programs, and the broader community.
Watch the video below to learn more about the project.
The 50 top leaders at DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences have identified seven central goals and two focus areas within the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In autumn, the company will host a workshop presenting tools for others with the same ambitions.
Expectant mothers can wake up to a wellness report of their unborn child and be notified if fetal heartbeat and movement are within acceptable ranges with the new Owlet Band, winner of two CES awards in the categories of Wearable Technology and Tech to Change the World. Specialized sensors housed in a fabric band that sits around the mother's abdomen track fetal heart rate and kick count, sending real-time data to a smartphone.
The agreement, supported by an initial investment of more than one million euros mainly made by DuPont, exemplifies the concept of circular economy and will lead to significant reductions in energy, water and transport consumption for both companies.