MIT Water Summit: PVC Pipes are a problem.



It's no surprise that the world is becoming more and more aware of the damage that plastics are doing to our environment and to our health. Seeing as water is the most precious resource on our planet, we are proud to be a part of the industry that strives for clean water. Another organization that has the same goal of having clean water is the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). According to MIT, the MIT community is driven by a shared purpose: to make a better world through education, research, and innovation.

MIT recently hosted the MIT Water Summit. MIT Water is the premier network for water research and innovation at MIT. Our mission is to bring together creative, passionate, and motivated individuals to explore ways by which research, innovation, and policy can help solve the most pressing challenges in the water sector. The MIT Water Summit brings together leaders from industry, government, and the scientific community to discuss the greatest challenges and opportunities in the water sector.

At the 2019 MIT Water Summit, Seth M. Siegel (See Biography Below) was the keynote speaker. The Keynote speech dives right into why plastic pipes are a problem now, and will be a problem in the future. Much like asbestos-cement pipes of the 50's and 60's, Polyvinyl Chloride(PVC) pipes will be something we have to deal with for generations to come. The difference is we are aware of the issue now versus later. 

Seth's discussion about water pipes is a long watch, but well worth the time if you care about safe drinking water. 


*According to Seth's website, he is a serial entrepreneur, water activist and a New York Times bestselling author, Seth is a campaigner for change in water policy in the US and around the world. Seth is also the author of the award-winning, international bestseller Let There Be Water: Israel’s Solution for a Water-Starved World. The book is now available in 15 foreign-language editions and in more than 50 countries. It has won praise from Tony Blair, Michael Bloomberg, Shimon Peres and Robert F. Kennedy, among other global figures. (proceeds were given away to charity)