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Top 6 Life-Saving Designs for Clean Drinking Water

Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On October 15, 2010 @ 11:45 am In Design for Health,humanitarian design,Water Issues | 4 Comments

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Water [3] has been prevailing theme this last year, especially in the wake of multiple natural disasters that involved polluting our oceans [6], flooding and access to clean water. Not only is it the stuff that makes the world go round, but every person needs access to clean drinking water and a number of designers around the world have been working to produce life-saving devices and designs that can filter or provide clean water for the world.

Architectural projects like this community toilet facility for India [7] would go a long way to improving local water quality, sanitation and reducing disease. NGOs and governments should help invest in water filtration devices [8] to disperse among families in third world countries. And we also need to crack down on business and factories polluting our rivers, lakes and oceans.

+ Water Coverage on Inhabitat [3]

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[2]  : http://inhabitat.com/top-6-life-saving-designs-for-clean-drinking-water/life-saving-clean-water-devices-lifestraw/?extend=1

[3] water: http://inhabitat.com/water/

[4] Blog Action Day: http://blogactionday.change.org/

[5] water: http://inhabitat.com/2007/09/13/design-for-the-other-90-lifestraw/

[6] polluting our oceans: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/09/30/study-shows-bp-oil-spill-could-have-been-prevented-by-regulation/

[7] community toilet facility for India: http://inhabitat.com/2010/05/26/locally-built-green-toilet-facilities-provide-safe-sanitation-for-india/

[8] water filtration devices: http://inhabitat.com/2009/03/09/ceramic-water-filters-win-iwa-award-for-cambodia/

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