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PackH2O Water Backpack to be Showcased at 2nd Annual World Business Council for Sustainable Development US Midwest Meeting
Date:8/1/2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Impact Economics, in partnership with Greif, Inc., (NYSE: GEF, GEF B) will showcase PackH2O– a water backpack- at the second annual World Business Council for Sustainable Development (US Midwest) Conference from  Aug. 1-2.   

PackH2O is a low-cost, durable water backpack that addresses the "Achilles' Heel" of the global clean water challenge – the human transport of clean water from access point to home in developing economies.  More than 3,000 families in Haiti, Guatemala, Kenya and Uganda currently use PackH2O to easily carry up to 20 liters of clean water from access point to home.

"Water risk is a significant issue for companies – but just getting water home is a daily hardship for more than one billion people worldwide," said Tony Somers, COO of Impact Economics based in Columbus, Ohio.  "Companies committed to sustainability know that solutions like PackH2O can help people live better lives and create better health outcomes. We are pleased to partner with Greif to showcase PackH2O at the WBCSD [US] Midwest Conference."

Impact Economics partners with leading NGOs, foundations and mission-oriented organizations to distribute PackH2O and to create micro-business opportunities by supporting local communities to assemble PackH2O where it is being used. 

PackH2O has become an easy-to-distribute alternative to jerry cans and buckets, make-shift items that people in developing nations typically use to carry household water.  One billion people face the daily hardship of traveling to find water for personal needs.  Women and children in developing nations carry household water an average of 3.5 miles per day.   

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