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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.

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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EXPLORING THE ARCTIC

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It’s commonplace to remark that the world’s weather has gone crazy, but what’s behind these changes? Scientists point to warming in the Arctic as a key force in driving changing global weather patterns. Yet the Arctic remains one of the least known regions in the world, shrouded in the mystery of unknown strangeness, exploration and adventure. ARCTIC, at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, sets out to explore this terrifyingly vast and beautiful region through manifestations in science, art, literature, and culture.

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9 / 01 / 14
Posted in ART, EDUCATION, EXHIBITIONS, Ice, ISSUES, Ocean/Sea, SCARCITY, SCIENCE, UNCATEGORIZED
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Rising Waters

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Rising Waters, recently opened at the Museum of the City of New York to mark the one-year anniversary of Super-storm Sandy. The result of an open call, professionals and amateurs submitted over ten thousand works in the wake of the hurricane and over one thousand are included in the exhibition. The photographs are a sharp reminder of the devastating impact water can have on urban life, but also the processes of relief and coping. Until March 2 2014.  > More

31 / 10 / 13
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We’re all just sentient sacks of water…

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In this issue of Damn magazine Jane surveys a selection of ideas and projects that explore the future of water in imaginative ways, including Wonderwater Cafe.

Read the full article here.

28 / 10 / 13
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FORGOTTEN WATERY SPACES

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We are excited to see that many of the entries for RIBA’s Forgotten Spaces competition 2013 present designs for encouraging a new water culture in the capital. The competition, now in its third year, called for architects and architecture students to imagine new designs for under-used spaces in London. 26 of the most imaginative entries alongside the winners of the competition, are now exhibited at Somerset House in the Lightwell and Deadhouse spaces.

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5 / 10 / 13
Posted in ARCHITECTURE, BATHING, CITIES, CONTEST, DESIGN, EDUCATION, EXHIBITIONS, HEALING WATERS, RITUAL, WASHING
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Clean Waters

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An ingenious water filtration system that uses plants to extract arsenic was voted an ‘Idea that will change the world’ at the Global Design Forum part of London Design Festival 2013. Clean Water, developed by Oxford University MSc Student Stephen Goodwin Honan, works by using plants to extract arsenic from water supplies, allowing the user to then sell the arsenic on at a profit.

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19 / 09 / 13
Posted in DRINKING, HUMANITARIAN, ISSUES, SCARCITY, SYSTEMS
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Sunken Villages

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This exhibition, at the Marianne van Silfhout Gallery at St. Lawrence College in Ontario, Canada, aims to memorialize the experience of loss wrought by artificial floods.

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15 / 09 / 13
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All Rivers

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Designer and programmer Nelson Minar has created a visually stunning map that shows every single river in the USA. The water channels are reminiscent of a network of veins and arteries spread over the country. Minar has placed his data on open-source site GitHub, should anyone wish to use it for their own projects.

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1 / 07 / 13
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