Warner said the United States’ system of providing water is not possible in developing nations because it is so expensive.
Warner started as a chemical engineering major wanting to study alternative energy, but through involvement with the Committee of 19, he realized his focus was more on the people behind the projects.
Warner said there are 1 billion people without access to clean water and 2 billion people without access to proper sanitation.
“(Clean water) has huge impact on how we live our lives and how other people live,” Warner said.
He said lack of clean water affects their lives, health, and education.
“Children have to walk miles to get water instead of going to school,” Warner said.
Warner said he wants to play a role in making their situation better.
“That’s why I am here on Earth—is to make other people happy,” he said.