Ashok Gadgil is a 2009 Heinz Award winner for his work as a researcher, inventor and humanitarian. His work involves using technology to solve basic problems for people, particularly in developing countries. For instance, he invented the prize-winning UV Waterworks, which is a technology to quickly, safely, and cheaply disinfect water to help prevent diseases such as cholera and typhoid. He is a Senior Scientist and Deputy Director in the Environmental Energy Technologies Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and he is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Berkeley.
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