Natural disasters linked to flooding increased by 134% compared to the two previous decades *. Safe drinking water is a critical need for citizens and first responders immediately following a natural disaster or other catastrophic events. A challenge when the availability of water from public water systems is often compromised in the aftermath of such an event.
At the same time, in the Asia Pacific, still more than 20% people living in rural areas don't have access to basic drinking water* generating concentrations of waterborne diseases that may have a great impact on the health and well-being of affected communities. The government's response to the situation is extremely important as it can assist in preventing more victims and loss of economic in the long term period.
The availability of portable and reliable household water purifiers able to filter viruses, bacteria to avoid the development of water diseases in remote areas or emergency responses is becoming crucial and might be the solution to the above situation
*GIEC report 2021 **WHO GHO 2020.
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