The Haiti water project is a organisation that want to provide clean water for communities in Haiti. One well or cistern can provide fresh water for around 1,000 people. Continue
A little village in Haiti, for example, lost about 20 people because of ch***ra. The village has access to a river, but there is no clean drinking water. Thanks to the Haiti water project the village got a cistern to clean the water. People are now able to drink save water!
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Added by Teresa Klug on May 20, 2012 at 12:07pm —
The water project I enjoyed and thought was inspiring was the work that the Water 1st International is doing in India where they are building wells and toilets in homes all over India. Not only this but they are also educating every household they provide on how to be hygienic themselves and keep their water and sanitation clean. I have been to India and experienced the need for this type of knowledge as they are generally less hygienic than western countries and live very differently.
Added by Zoe Kusnierz on May 31, 2011 at 6:47am —
There is a problem with water at this time.It is very serious and many people are suffering.In my community of Lanare their is also a water problem, and we the people are paying the price.We don't have clean water to drink.We can't even wash our dishes without boiling the water.Their is a disease in the water.Eccoli has disruptted our community.It is in our water, and that could kill you if you get the right amount in your system.This issue has effected us in many ways, because now we have to… Continue
Added by Ivan Ramirez on May 19, 2011 at 4:41pm —
I have a soft spot for the name of this product, but the story behind it is a good one.
In 2001, Peter Thum worked in communities in South Africa that lacked clean water. He left his job at McKinsey and Company, moved to NY, and started the Ethos project with Jonathan Greenblatt. They began producing bottled water in 2003, with proceeds going to the development of clean water all over the… Continue
Added by Cynthia Davidson on March 31, 2011 at 11:52am —
In 1997, Mrs. Jewel founded the Project Clean Water. It is a non-profit charity foundation that is working to improve the quality of life for millions of people by helping to provide clean water on a global scale. She targets villages around the world with clean water problems, and she works with the communities to find sustainable solutions to provide them with safe drinking water. To date she has helped over 30 communities overcome their individual drinking water problems in 13 different… Continue
Added by Alberto on May 11, 2010 at 8:00am —
Find three ideas you want to adopt, or technologies you want to learn to work with, or innovations you want to spread. Search the internet, or ask your friends and mentors on the EVOKE network for help. Share at least one amazing story for each -- an example of another hero putting them into action. Make us feel awe, wonder and amazement -- and then post a link to the story that inspired you.…
Added by Rahul Dewanjee on May 11, 2010 at 6:28am —
I think all of the videos have good intentions, but I can't say I can pick any of them as a favorite because I don't think any of them addresses the root of the problem. The metaphor that I would use is that someone has had their arm cut off and we are offering them a bandaid. The root of the problem, I believe, is that their water that used to be clean has been polluted by industrial runoff… Continue
Added by Daniel Blanchard on May 9, 2010 at 8:00pm —
A great charity is Practial Action
who work in the area of developing practical techologies or solutions that can be implemented without large budgets or high maintenance.
In the area of water they have numerous projects see here
e.g the compost toilet
this protects surface and ground… Continue
Added by Chris Delamer on May 9, 2010 at 7:48pm —
I live in California, a region of the Chaparral, that sees moderately warm seasons year round with little precipitation. Some parts are desert, others not quite. However, we remain in a drought, and in a stage two water crisis. We pump in our water from the north, as well as from out of state but it is not enough. Compared to many regions however, we are fortunate. Our water that we have is clean, and while expensive, is there.
Yet, this nutrient essential for life that covers seventy… Continue
Added by Luke Leimer on May 8, 2010 at 8:03pm —
When Royal Bank of Canada launched its wide-ranging corporate social responsibility program they wanted to make a mark in an area that was being underserved - water preservation. At the time there were many climate change initiatives, as well as projects to reduce waste streams or conserve natural resources. Not so many projects were attempting to raise awareness about water security and have a lasting impact.
Added by Phil Houtz on May 8, 2010 at 12:25am —
I came across this cool website (http://www.lohas.com/articles/102011.html
) that was posted on May 1st of 2009 that listed the top ten water innovators. Of the top ten water innovators, my favorite was one called Acoustic Water Purification. Acoustic Water Purification is a project that purifies water. In acoustic water purification, companies are using either sounds or lasers to make a bubble in the water, which then explodes; and the… Continue
Added by Victoria on May 1, 2010 at 5:47am —
At MIT, scientists have developed something amazing. Its called ion concentration polarization and it could be the future of purification. By using the same technology which is used to create computer chips, they have invented a way to channel water into tiny grooves (or microchannels), and then remove all contaminates using electromagnetism. The simplified concept of using electromagnetism works as follows: because all things carry a positive or negative charge, while water does not, the… Continue
Added by Gabriel Martin on April 26, 2010 at 8:04pm —
At www.water.org there is a plan to help the water crisis in Ghana. Their project can very well be successful if everything is done the right way. The water crisis is a problem that is affecting everyone globally. It's going to take a lot of time and effort to fix it. I support the project in Ghana and believe it can have… Continue
Added by Ziara Verdesoto on April 19, 2010 at 9:18pm —
This is something everyone in Canada could do to conserve water.
Designing a Water-Efficient Garden
You can create a lush, colourful garden, like the one in Figure 2, that requires little maintenance or water by applying the seven principles of xeriscaping — Continue
an approach to designing landscapes so that their water requirements
correspond to local climatic conditions. While these are sound
principals for any garden, they are particularly useful if you live…
Added by Val on April 17, 2010 at 1:45am —
My favorite idea was the example about the water pump. I like the idea that we can bring water up with children playing on a merry-go- round. In our society we always here that children are the future, i like that this man took taht idea litteraly. to let children have fun and yet save the planet.
Added by Allesia Krank on April 16, 2010 at 12:45pm —
With Project H being one of my heron shadows, I have been tracking the projects that they have been involved with. One of their projects in particular relates to clean water - the redesign of the hippo roller
. Project H in association with Engineers without Borders were able to redesign an already successful water transport tool to make it more economically efficient to deliver and produce.
Added by Heidi Hysell on April 15, 2010 at 3:05am —
It is difficult to try and convince people to try and make the Earth clean. Humans are very selfish people, and they tend to only care about themselves. Although trying to make the world a better place helps all of us in the end, people don't seem to really see that since its a long term effect. I think the best idea for a water crisis would be an idea that can have people learn the importance of having water, and understand what it really means to not have something that is crucial to your… Continue
Added by marine noguchi on April 14, 2010 at 1:21pm —
Here in town we’ve been having problems with our water supply; as a result some of us have turned to rain water tanks as an alternative. I find the use of rain water tanks to be the… Continue
Added by Khayalethu Kuphu on April 13, 2010 at 9:15am —
The lifesaver bottle would and will be a great success in my opinion. The bottle is similar to the lifestraw technology. Although this is a bit more advanced and innovative than the Lifestraw. First, the filter h***s in the bottle are small enough (15 nanometers) that the smallest virus known to man (the polio virus, size: 25 nanometers) can be filtered out. Also, because of the volume of the bottle it can filter more water than the lifestraw. Although, the bottle costs more, after a while,… Continue
Added by Andrew L. on April 13, 2010 at 1:21am —
It's not a perfect solution. It doesn't deal with heavy metals or chemical pollutants that might pollute waters, but in areas where the major issues of water contamination center around waterborne diseases, and those areas are significant, the UV Waterworks technology invented by Dr. Ashok Gadgil of UC Berkeley to purify water is a godsend.
The technology as Dr. Gadgil presents it in the doc**entary Flow is a "financially viable, self-sustaining model" that… Continue
Added by Shanna on April 13, 2010 at 12:37am —