2022 / Design For Society / Design for Society / Student

WALK FOR WATER?

  • Prizes
    Winner in Design for Society/Design for Society
  • Lead Designer
    Somesh Sunil Jaiswal, Nihar Devang Parekh
  • University
    Georgia Institute of Technology

Millions of women worldwide spend more than one-fourth of their day fetching water for their families' basic needs. Several products have been developed to ease water transportation, but these women still have to walk for miles daily. A careful analysis of these regions reveals that a system design combining water collection, recycling, and harvesting on-site is needed. Thus, we developed a solution that incorporates materials engineering in our systematic design to aid in collecting water on site. Moreover, the system design helps in water treatment and groundwater recharge.

Photo Credit: Somesh Sunil Jaiswal, Nihar Devang Parekh