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$100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability winner announced

Congratulations to Dr. BP Agrawal, recepient of this year's $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability. Dr. Agrawal’s creation of a community-driven rainwater harvesting system and mobile health clinics have the potential to improve the global public health system and better the quality of life for villagers in rural India. Dr. Agrawal was selected as the winner of the prestigious prize by a distinguished panel of scientists, technologists, engineers and entrepreneurs. He will accept the award and present his innovations to the public at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology during the Lemelson-MIT Program’s fourth-annual EurekaFest, a multi-day celebration of the inventive spirit, J

Inventor Honored for Technology That Improves Access to Clean Water, Healthcare and Business Develop

$100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability Awarded to Dr. BP Agrawal for Rainwater Harvesting System, Mobile Health Clinics and Cultural Implementations Dr. BP Agrawal has been named recipient of the 2010 $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability in recognition of his community-driven rainwater harvesting system and mobile health clinics, which have the potential to improve the global public health system and better the quality of life for villagers in rural India. (Photo: Business Wire) CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Eighty percent of health problems and five million deaths per year in developing countries are linked to inadequate water and sanitation according to the World Wat

Rainmaker wins $100,000 Lemelson-MIT award

Nonprofit venture capitalist BP Agrawal wins humanitarian award for rain-harvesting system, health kiosks. BP Agrawal, founder of Sustainable Innovations, has won the $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability. The award goes to an individual's overall achievement in improving the lives of others through science or engineering innovation, not for one particular invention. Agrawal has achievements in several areas. He started out in the corporate world working for big names like Hughes, ITT, GTE, General Dynamics, and Vecna Technologies bringing patented technologies to market. During his corporate stint, he patented a single-bit voice-processing technology that enabled voice over satelli

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP ACHIEVES WHAT CENTRALIZED AID COULD NOT IN INDIA

CRITICS OF SOME aid programs contend that merely supplying money and resources to destitute regions does not help them in the long term, and can even hurt, because it creates dependence on the part of the recipients. Not so with Dr. BP Agrawal's solutions for bringing clean water and medical services to rural Indian villages, which won him and his program the $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability, the organization announced on Wednesday morning. His "River From The Sky" (Aakash Ganga) initiative continues to enable villagers to trap rain water on their rooftops and store it underground via pipes, providing an average of 10-12 liters of water per day to each resident of 40 villages,

Inventor honored for tech improving access to clean water, healthcare and business development in In

$100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for sustainability awarded to Dr. BP Agrawal for rainwater harvesting system, mobile health clinics and cultural implementations LEMELSON-MIT PROGRAM CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (April 28, 2010) - Eighty percent of health problems and five million deaths per year in developing countries are linked to inadequate water and sanitation according to the World Water Development Report 2009. This, coupled with the lack of medical attention for rural villagers, highlights a dire need for reliable access to clean water and healthcare, problems that Dr. BP Agrawal aims to solve. The Lemelson-MIT Program today announced Agrawal as recipient of the 2010 $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for S

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