Eau Potable
Eau Potable
Eau Potable
Eau Potable
2020

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Eau Potable

Health device

The informal settlement of Katanga is located in Lome, the capital of Togo. Most people here live from fishing as the sea is on their doorstep. However, this place has a very high incidence of waterborne diseases. This proposed technology uses lichen to absorb clean water from the air, which in this location is humid throughout the year. The panel structure incorporates a pipe system which gathers the collected water and channels it to ground level for manual collection and usage by the residents.

JURY STATEMENT

The panel structure combined with lichen and a piping system solves in an ingenious way the problem of clean fresh water supply in a tropical location.

UNIVERSITY

Graduate School of Design, Harvard

Cambridge, US

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