Chill out with our scientist on water

On the Chill Out Desk scientist Joe Kaplinsky helps us realise water is not something we should worry about. In 1858 London suffered what was known as the Great Stink, when excrement backed up on the tidal Thames forcing even Parliament to consider adjourning upstream. The Victorians developed grand plans to solve the problem yet today our peers in developing countries still use pit holes and risk death from water borne diseases. A new film Flush it is available on DVD to mark this 150th anniversary and the film suggests big ideas are needed to solve today’s sanitation and water issues.