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According to Philip Wilson, 80% of global illness is caused by the lack of access to drinkable water. As the Founder and CEO of Ecofiltro, Wilson manufactures clay water purification filters for the “poorest of the poorest” Guatemalans and is expanding the operation to Mexico, Honduras and Costa Rica. The systems are made available to families for less than what is spent monthly on bottled water, which is roughly US$15. Wilson appeared on Knowledge@Wharton’s SiriusXM show during the Wharton Global Forum in Miami to discuss the issue of clean water accessibility and what his company is doing to combat the issue.
To learn more, check out Wilson’s 2015 interview with K@W.
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