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Modular Water Blocks- Water Storage and Temperature Regulation

A lack of safe water storage and extreme temperatures can be solved with one simple solution: the storage of water in modular blocks walls.

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EXPLAIN YOUR IDEA

This solution helps solve multiple problems: water transportation, water security, structural issues and temperature regulation. Being modular, the containers could be sized to be small enough to be carried via a simple cart or by two people. For more accessible refuge camps, these blocks could be larger and supply months of water to a family. These blocks additionally could be used to regulate temperature in extreme climates via radiant cooling or heating. For cool climates, direct solar power could be used to warm the blocks, keeping a home warm for long periods of time. These blocks could be manufactured in a way that adds structural integrity to homes, bringing greater safety to those inside.

WHO BENEFITS?

Any one living in a refuge camp or slum would benefit. Water blocks would make the biggest difference when implemented in areas of extreme weather and areas with lacking water supplies.

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

This idea is directly related to improving the quality of life for families in urban slums by improving water security, improving housing structures, and providing temperature regulation where electricity is often limited or non-existent.

IN-COUNTRY EXPERIENCE

  • Not yet

EXPERTISE

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

GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS

  • I'm not sure

TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF

I am a software product manager who wants to make a difference in how families in refuge camps and slums live. To me, an urban slum is a refuge camp where the refuges never got a chance break free of their camp and reach financial independence.

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