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Clean Water Project / Clean Water Supply System

Clean Water Project

We have been installing a compact water purification system that uses a natural “slow sand filtration” method in the areas where clean water cannot be easily obtained. It’s designed to run without any filters, coagulants or special maintenance, so that it can be operated with low maintenance cost by the local community. Clean water makes people more conscious of hygiene, and leads to a significant reduction in illnesses. Moreover, people have been freed from fetching water, so now time can be spent more productively for work or study. This has also led to the development of new businesses using the purified water, making their lives better. 

The jury thought this was an excellent project and it came very close to winning an award. The main reason why the project did not succeed was that – although in this award the design aspect is only one of many – the project did not receive any points for design.
Jury Statement
Does it solve arelevant problem?Score: 90 %Does it balanceeffort and use value?Score: 90 %Does it create apositive experience?Score: 90 %Does it strengthengroup relations?Score: 70 %Does it reflect orpromote highmoral-ethicalstandards?Score: 80 %
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Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
Shizuoka, Japan

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Design

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
Shizuoka, Japan

Design Center, Overseas Market Development Operation Business Unit

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