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Water


05.16.13: Paul Polak

The SunWater Project: Advanced Solar Technology for Poor Farmers
Paul Polak on SunWater: a radically affordable solar water pump that will transform small plot agriculture and help bring the world's poorest families out of poverty.
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05.08.13: Paul Polak

Transforming Solar Pumping to Eliminate Rural Poverty
Paul Polak explores how we might reduce water shortages by employing solar pumping and eliminating rural poverty.
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10.19.11: Alexandra Lange

Architecture Research Office
Interview with Stephen Cassell and Adam Yarinsky on the occasion of their National Design Award
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09.12.11: Rachel Signer

Don't Flush Me
Prototype for urban system to detect and prevent sewage overflows
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08.01.11: Barbara Flanagan

The Dissing of Summer Lawns
How one Californian was forced (and inspired) to exchange sod for low-water plants.
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06.15.11: Barbara Flanagan

Epiphany of an Ocean Swimmer
Essay on in the insights that come with immersion in the deep, cold sea.
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04.21.11: John Thackara

Off-Grid Water
Strategies and resources for water conservation.
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02.10.11: Ernest Beck

GlobalTap Update
GlobalTap water station update.
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12.09.10: Julie Lasky

Acumen Sexy Sanitation Challenge
Acumen Fund announces winners of its "Sexy Sanitation" challenge.
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10.11.10: Ernest Beck

Safe Agua
The first collaboration between Designmatters at Art Center College of Design and Chile’s Un Techo para mi País creates fresh ideas for water usage in a Santiago slum.
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08.10.10: Ernest Beck

Ripple Effect Update

Update on the Ripple Effect initiative launched by IDEO, Gates Foundation and Acumen Fund to distribute fresh water in the developing world. Originally published July 30, 2009.


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01.28.10: Ernest Beck

GlobalTap
Report on prototype for GlobalTap water refilling stations.
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01.14.10: Jane Margolies

Rising Currents
Report on "Rising Currents," an exhibition of New York City design solutions to the flooding predicted by climate change experts, which will be on view at the Museum of Modern Art, March 24–August 9, 2010.
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09.18.09: Ernest Beck

Peepoobag
Report on Peepoobag, a new self-sanitizing, single-use, biodegradable container for human waste.
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07.18.09: Ernest Beck

Ripple Effect

IDEO launched Ripple Effect in India to help communities with the arduous process of transporting water.


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