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Nanotechnology Applications for Clean Water, 2nd Edition by Nora Savage, Jeremiah Duncan, Richard Sustich, Anita Street

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Chapter 39

How Can Nanotechnologies Fulfill the Needs of Developing Countries?

David J. Grimshaw1, Lawrence D. Gudza2 and Jack Stilgoe3,    1Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham Hill, UK,    2Practical Action, Bourton-on-Dunsmore, Rugby, UK,    3University College London, London, UK

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 of two communities that experience real problems with the supply of clean drinking water.

Concerns of society often focus on risk and this ...

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