2022 / Design For Society
/ Design for Society
WALK FOR WATER?
Winner in Design for Society/Design for Society
Somesh Sunil Jaiswal, Nihar Devang Parekh
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