In Seattle, homegrown solutions are changing how people get water
If the Exorcise Pool has its way, you’ll be taking a dip in cleaned water from Newtown Creek, one of the New York City’s dirtiest waterways.
“Cymatics is like a magical tool that unveils the substance of things not seen. Sound does have form, and you can see that sound can affect matter and cause form in matter,” Pörksen tells Co.Design. “So maybe in the beginning there was sound, which shaped all matter. Indeed, we think sound has a fundamental influence on the formation of the universe itself.”
Laying Pipe By Helicopter To Bring Water To The Driest Parts Of The World
This amazing device can unspool three miles of hose from a helicopter in a matter of minutes, to easily get water to places far away from any source.
Read more about this life-saving innovation here.
Soma co-founders Mike Del Ponte and Ido Leffler were sitting around talking about water when the thought came to them: why do we have to settle for poorly-designed water filters? Where is the water filter with that sleek, minimalist Apple feel? Del Ponte, the founder of Sparkseed, and Leffler, the founder of Yes To Carrots, think they’ve created it with Soma, a Jony Ive-inspired water filter.
Anand Shah’s company Sarvajal is working to bring clean water to India. But it’s not just giving it away. Instead, it’s Each of these franchisees sets up “water ATMs,” where rural Indians can go and see their water being purified and bottled.
How do you get hundreds of millions of gallons of water out of a network of underground tunnels? A lot of effort, a bunch of hoses, and a super cool pump train. Here’s a look inside the heroic cleanup effort in New York City’s subways.
How much water does it take to make a juicy hamburger? You’ll be amazed.
The water footprint of an object can be hard to wrap your head around. This video gives you a good sense of exactly how much water—everything from growing the cow’s food to making the bun—goes into your last burger.
Its solution, called the Hydrolemic system, involves both harvesting more moisture from the air than our current un-modified bodies are capable of, and also doing more to retain the water we have. The company imagines that system would require us to drink .1 cups of water a day.
New York City’s dirtiest water now conveniently drinkable!
Early this morning, employees of ad agency DDB put cup dispensers next to pipes that are releasing some of the dirtiest water in the city. “We were looking for places where water outlets were pumped out into the streetscape,” explains Matt Eastwood, Chief Creative Officer of DDB NY. Want some delicious water leaking from a subway ceiling? Now you can get a whole cupful.
Matt Damon Plays Santa For Laughs, Clean Water
In his latest piece of amusing work for Water.org, the Oscar winner gets a little pushy with some children who aren’t asking Santa for the right gift.
Our July/August cover story has hit the web! Read the inside story of Matt Damon’s bold yet sane plan to use his celebrity and smarts to help attack one of the globe’s great crises.
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Hold on to your freaking hat: This is easily the most astonishing data viz project we’ve seen all month.
We take it for granted that water comes from the tap, but we don’t appreciate that it often has to travel hundreds, even thousands of miles from its source to get where it’s ultimately consumed. David Wicks, a masters student at UCLA, set about to fill that void, with Drawing Water, a project that’s equal parts data viz and art project.
Click through to see the rad video “Drawing Water.”