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Nanotechnology Applications for Clean Water by Richard Sustich, Anita Street, Nora Savage, Jeremiah Duncan, Mamadou Diallo

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Chapter 35 How Can Nanotechnologies Fulfill the Needs of Developing Countries?

David J. Grimshaw 1 , Lawrence D. Gudza 1 , Jack Stilgoe 2

1Practical Action, Bourton-on-Dunsmore, Rugby, UK

2Demos, London, UK

  1. Nanotechnologies and Developing Countries 536

  2. How Can Nanotechnologies Deliver Public Value? 537

  3. Nanodialogues in Zimbabwe 538

  4. Balancing Risk and Opportunity 546

  5. Future Directions 547

Abstract

In an effort to engage citizens in “upstream” dialogues, a number of “experiments in public engagement” with science took place during 2005–2006. This chapter discusses those engagements, with a particular focus on the findings of a “nanodialogue” held in Zimbabwe during July 2006 involving scientists and representatives ...

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