Clean water is the essential basis for any society but in parts of Pakistan its availability is often a problem. This results in a cycle of disease, poor health and a weak local economy. Now, ADVES Water Ltd, Bridge Technologies, the James Hutton Institute and the National University of Science and Technology in Islamabad are working together to deliver a high-quality purification facility with a £50 000 grant. The technology was first developed for Soviet space craft in the 1970s. This is another of many contributions Scottish scientists and researchers are making to the lives of people in poorer parts of the world. See these recent examples:
I feel sure this heart-warming and positive story will be in the forefront of BBC Scotland broadcast news. The SNP and the Soviet Union will surely get a mention. Let me know if you see them.