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Water
Blog

70% of Earth's
surface is water,
but only 3% of
that is freshwater
and less than 1%
is available to us.
Use it wisely.

An archive of
projects towards a
sustainable future.

Stuffed Animal Sail to “the ninth wave”

Promenaders on the bund last week would been surprised by the surreal sight of ship of animals travelling downstream. Tigers, lions, pandas and apes collapsed wearily on the side of a fishing boat. This wasn’t a remake of Noah’s Ark, but ‘the ninth wave’, a work by artist Cai Guo Qiang.

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28 / 07 / 14
Posted in ART, FLOATING, INSTALLATION, ISSUES, Polluted Water, River/Lake, SYSTEMS
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Turn On Detroit’s Water

Turn On Detroit’s Water is a website based project to help bankrupt Detroit families who cannot pay their water bill. Initiated by Tiffani Ashley Bell and Kristy Tillman, this website works very simple: Detroit account holders who owe $250 or less to the Detroit Water and Sewage Department can enter their information to this website. On the other end, a donor inputs their email accounts into the system and receives the account holder’s information (anonymously) so the bill can be paid.

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28 / 06 / 14
Posted in ISSUES, Tap Water
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Arctic Harvester

This Arctic Harvester proposal was the first prize winner of Jacques Rougerie Competition 2013. Aiming to create a fertile landscape in a barren territory, the floating facility circulating ocean currents between Greenland and Canada, is a ‘soil-less agricultural infrastructure designed to exploit the nutrient-rich fresh water released by melting icebergs’. This water is then used to feed a hydroponic-farming system.

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8 / 06 / 14
Posted in ARCHITECTURE, CONTEST, DESIGN, FLOATING, HARVESTING, Ice, INDUSTRY, MASTERPLAN, Ocean/Sea
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Drinkable Book

Drinkable book is an ingenious idea for a low cost water filter system accessed by tearing pages out of the book.

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15 / 05 / 14
Posted in BOOK, DESIGN, DRINKING, Polluted Water, PRODUCT, Purifying/Filtration, SCIENCE
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Park and Slide

For one day only, Bristol’s Park Street was transformed by Park and Slide, a giant 90m water slide installation, by artist Luke Jerram for “Making Sundays Special”.

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5 / 05 / 14
Posted in ART, CITIES, INSTALLATION
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Edible water container: Ooho!

Spanish studio Skipping Rocks Lab is one of the winners of this year’s Lexus Design Award with their edible water package Ooho!

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26 / 04 / 14
Posted in Bottled Water, DESIGN, DRINKING, FOOD, HARVESTING, PRODUCT, SCIENCE
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King’s Cross Pond Club

As part of King’s Cross culture/art programme-Relay this summer, if planning permissions is granted, architecture studio Ooze and artist Marjetica Potrc will construct a temporary natural pool on a brownfield in the King’s Cross Central development.

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5 / 04 / 14
Posted in ARCHITECTURE, BATHING, CITIES, INSTALLATION, IRRGATION, Swimming Pool
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COPENHAGEN’S HARBOUR RE-IMAGINED

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Danish architects Tredje Natur and PK3 have designed a series of artificial islands that will transform Copenhagen’s harbour into a recreational area filled with wildlife and water sports.

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14 / 03 / 14
Posted in ARCHITECTURE, BATHING, CITIES, DESIGN, Ocean/Sea, Swimming Pool, SYSTEMS
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Thames Baths Project

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New York is not the only place where you will be able to bathe in the heart of the city. Thanks to Studio Octopi, London could have it’s own Thames River swimming pools at  Shadwell and Blackfriars by 2023.

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1 / 03 / 14
Posted in ARCHITECTURE, BATHING, CITIES, DESIGN, Polluted Water, Purifying/Filtration, River/Lake, Swimming Pool
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+POOL

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If you supported +pool on kickstarter you could be one of the first to swim in New York’s East river.

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20 / 02 / 14
Posted in BATHING, DESIGN, FLOATING, Polluted Water, River/Lake, Swimming Pool
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