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Eau Potable / Health device

Eau Potable
Eau Potable

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_01 2020

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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.

University

Graduate School of Design, Harvard

Graduate School of Design, Harvard
Cambridge, United States

Zongheng Sun,
Graduate School of Design, Harvard

Ilia Yazdanpanah,
Graduate School of Design, Harvard

Moulshree Mittal,
Graduate School of Design, Harvard

Ayawavi Attisso,
Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP), MIT