The Arsenic Challenge

The arsenic poisoning of well water in Bangladesh and West Bengal is the largest mass poisoning known in history.

Very little in the way of remediation has yet been achieved since the calamity was first reported two decades ago. Since traditional water treatment methods for various reasons are not appropriate, governments and international aid agencies are at a loss. The World Bank report given in April 2005 is very frank about this.

Solutions are however available that are technically, socially and economically sustainable. To support these, we have started a Foundation in order to execute the implementation of these solutions.