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Water management for Indonesian urban slums

This idea provides the means to capture, store and distribute clean drinking water.

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EXPLAIN YOUR IDEA

Problem: Polluted water in slum areas are major health risks due to no or little access to infrastructure for water supply. Develop ecological water management solution based on biomimicry principles as in the success of Genius of Place project (http://biomimicrysa.co.za/about/project), partnering with John Todd Ecological Design. See video & links above. By integrating Inspired by the Recycle & Refresh system (Napas), which is a DIY rainwater and catchment filtration using recycled bottles, we can store this filtered water in Modular Water Blocks (Jordan Esbin), and/or Storage of Water Within Limited Spaces (Rajeev). The advantage of the Modular Water Blocks is that each modular block is portable for easy distribution. See links in Inspired By below to these 3 ideas. The above integrated system can be supported by "BromBot" rainwater and fog capturing device, complimented with a portable solar salt-water converter to a static Recycle and Refresh system. Invented by Gabriele Diamanti, Eliodomestico converts salt-water up to 5 litres of drinking water/day, suitable for coastal areas where salt-water is in abundance but fresh drinking water is in short supply. See videos & links above. For short-term emergency use, the LifeStraw can be used to provide safe, clean drinking water that allows a "point-of-use instant microbiological purifier" to create instant "homemade drinking water", especially during climate change events. See video and link above.

WHO BENEFITS?

People living in the crowded urban slums in Jakarta, Indonesia. They will benefit from a clean water supply for daily supply that relies on natural ecological solutions, and other types of water supplies for climate change events such as floods and rising temperatures.

HOW DOES YOUR IDEA TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE CONTEXT OF URBAN SLUMS AND CLIMATE CHANGE?

The idea is specifically suitable for urban slums, where resource and space is limited. It makes efficient use of an ever decreasing clean water supply as urban slum population increases. Although our idea is targeted at the Indonesian urban slum, it is relevant to urban slums all over the planet. The design principles will follow our Community idea for Urban Slum Upgrading Readiness Program. All the design, development and implementation of a water management system will be done in collaboration with the slum community affected and our local and international partners. Further details available in videos and pdf at https://challenges.openideo.com/challenge/urban-resilience/ideas/change-poverty-mindset-for-successful-urban-slum-upgrade

IN-COUNTRY EXPERIENCE

  • Yes, for two or more years

EXPERTISE

  • I do not have experience working in a sector related to my idea

GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS

  • Yes

TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF

We are professionals with a solid corporate and entrepreneurial background, with a strong passion to impact the world in a positive way in anyway we can. There is a deep calling to be involved in this urban slum challenge as it speaks to our life purpose.

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