2021 / Design For Society / Designs for Social Impact / Student

H2GLO

  • Prizes
    Winner in Design for Society/Designs for Social Impact
  • Lead Designer
    Maggie Johnston, Andrew Leon Melissas, Rob Stout
  • Design Team
    Maggie Johnston, Andrew Leon Melissas, Rob Stout
  • University
    Georgia Tech

Each year millions of people are displaced by natural disasters that cut off access to essential services like clean water and electricity.

H2GLO is a personal solar-powered water pack designed to provide the security of light and clean water in the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster. Users can get their drinking water from any source, clearing it of sediment, chemical contamination, and disease-causing microorganisms.

Light-weight and easy to transport, these packs would arrive in a disaster zone much faster than a slow-moving water truck or bottled water.

Photo Credit: Maggie Johnston, Andrew Leon Melissas, Rob Stout