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Very Clean Water for Those Who Live on $2 a Day

November 14, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

Harry Knopke standing in lab

Please join us for an afternoon lecture on clean water technology and the accompanying global outreach being conducted though Aqua Clara International.

Our speaker is Harry J. Knopke, Ph.D.,  President, Aqua Clara International; President Emeritus, Aquinas College; and CEO, the Safe Water Institute.

Aqua Clara International provides technology-based solutions to treat contaminated water worldwide. Knopke joined Aqua Clara in 2010, bringing his years of management and administrative experience, along with his work in medical education, the sciences, and the Safe Water Institute, to direct and help expand Aqua Clara’s impact.

The goal? To serve people living on less than $2 a day to generate potable water from contaminated water at a cost of just pennies per week.

Aqua Clara is located at the Michigan State University Bioeconomy Institute in Holland, MI, where Knopke works with engineers and technicians to develop emerging and inexpensive clean water technologies that rely on no moving parts, require no electricity, and are built with 90-100 percent local materials and installed by local entrepreneurs. Their model relies on varying technologies to create clean water for others, including a biosand filter that can be built for $40 or less and suitable for a home, along with “hollow membrane” options that can render up to 10,000 liters of bacteria-free water a day.

This research lecture is open to the public. Individuals from non-profit groups, student groups, and service organizations may have a particular interest in learning about additional outreach opportunities.

No registration required.

If you cannot attend in person, you may join online via Zoom. Please click the link below to join the webinar:


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November 14, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
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