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In the year 2020 we've invented a simple, easy to make, water fountain design that also functions as a water filter. Using a variety of different organic and inorganic processes, it takes in greywater and groundwater at the bottom and, through a few stages of filtering and fountaining, moves the ever cleaner water upwards. By the time the water reaches the top bowl of the fountain, the water is pure and clean, and exceptionally delicious! The fountains can be easily powered by solar electricity, windmills, human power, gravity, or thermal power, and it can be designed so that any unused water from the cleaner top levels flows back into the next lower level, so that it's not lost.

So, to celebrate this new invention, and World Water Day 2020, we are holding a Water Filter Fountain contest to inspire people to use this simple fountain design as the basis for expressive and beautiful and thought-provoking art. Artists are given the basic mechanical design of the fountain and access to engineers who they can consult with, if they need help, and then they are allowed complete freedom to express themselves. Artists are given 6 months to design their work, and then the fountains are built and installed all over the world, where they are most needed, and most wanted.

The entries vary from classical Greek sculptures of goddesses playing in the Mediterranean sea, to a very playful carnival style fountain with plenty of pinwheels and spinning toys that kids love to turn to power the fountain, to elegant living fountains with lush greenery and even goldfish in the middle levels, to extra large, building-sized fountains that feature a sort of dance club pool party for people to play in, with disco lights and dance music and plenty of splashing, all going on in the middle level, with the dancing bodies powering the lights and sound system (this one turns out to be a big hit in the hotter areas of the world, where people can dance and cool off at the same time). Some fountains are very large and designed for outdoors, others are small and designed for portable or indoor household use, and others are a mix, designed for installation wherever they are most appropriate.

The contest proves so popular that schools and other organizations decide to have their own local contests using personal-sized versions of the filter fountains, with kids designing ones that are mazes, have superheros on top of them, and play music on water flutes or drums.

All in all it's a fantastic success, and the fountains are now known all over the world, and now nearly everyone knows someone who knows how to build one, which is the goal:

Spreading knowledge, to eliminate all forms of scarcity.



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Comment by Shakwei Mbindyo on March 29, 2010 at 12:19pm
+1 Creativity. My sister has a Venus de Milo water fountain in her back yard. Perpahs I can persuade her to join the Water Filter Fountain in 2020 :)

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