Tag: water

Water ATM

Much of Pakistan has little clean drinking water. However, its people will soon be able to use a card (similar to an ATM) to obtain clean water from a machine. The machine is basically a solar-powered water ATM. It’s about…

Water BLOSSOM

Were 75% sea water, yet our world seems to be slowly but surely running out of water. Enter the Blossom smart controller! It’s a highly developed watering system that communicates with  sprinklers systems and adjusting their rates of flow through daily…

Wave Energy Is Back

The Carnegie Perth Wave Energy Project is showing that waves can generate real power for electricity grids. CETO technologies are harnessing energy from sea currents and incoming waves and turning it into electricity and desalinated water. Their process emits no greenhouse gases. There…

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Third Water

Leave it to the Japanese to invent a technique for creating artificial river and seawater. Truly amazing. This process is expected to assist Cambodian farmers in producing prawn farms in the mountains during summer periods. The artificial water carefully mixes…

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Natural Filters

In Cambodia, the floating village of Prek Toal is using wetland plants to naturally filter and absorb contaminants from their waste. For years, on  the Tonle Sap lake, the floating villages have directly flushed human waste into lake water. Microbes…

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Waternet

Amsterdam! On the banks of the River Amstel sits the Waternet Head Office. Its designers ‘Architectuurstudio Herman Hertzberger’ have designed this curious looking building to provide 100% of the Dutch capital’s water needs. Waternet is the only institution in the…

Algae Façade

At the International Building Exhibition (IBA) in Hamburg in 2013, the world’s first bio-reactive façade was unveiled. The façade is able to generate renewable energy from algae and solar thermal heat. The innovative system is robust enough to be applied…

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The Fontus Project: Invisible Water

  Water is arguably a fuel! It drives our internal bodily mechanisms and without it human don’t go very far. As our most precious resource it is actually diminishing. This is an urgent problem that we need to address and…

Warm Friends

The ‘Calientamigos’ (warm friends) showering system requires little effort and goes a long way! With many developing countries still missing the basics like purifying hot water to shower or clean essentials, the calientamigo easily steps in. Calientamigo is a lo-tech…

DESERT HYDROPONICS

The architect Javier Ponce – founder of Forward Thinking Architecture (FTA) – believes his ‘OAXIS’ project can improve human life. Set in the Arabian desert, its rainless atmosphere and moving sand dunes have served as a major passageway for commercial…