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Storage of Water Within Limited Spaces

Effective usage of limited resource like space to create enhanced water storage capacity.

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EXPLAIN YOUR IDEA

Slums have storage scarcity. Water is essential commodity for survival. In slums water is generally stored in small reused containers of varied sort which can not be stacked over each other. A bunk bed made of recycled plastic and lined can be used for storage of water to last the household about three to four days and can be used for sleeping. will occupy the same space as used for sleeping otherwise. the need is to find a mechanism to create such bunk beds which are sturdy yet cost effective.

WHO BENEFITS?

Slum dwellers with limited storage space. In my opinion this can be implemented in all households which have a scarcity of space in any setting.

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

Climate change would also mean far more emphasis on storing adequate water supplies in limited space. These areas do not have regular supply of water and will have to depend on storage.

IN-COUNTRY EXPERIENCE

  • Not yet

EXPERTISE

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

GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS

  • This idea is meant to inspire - I hope someone else takes it on!

TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF

I am a teacher by training and vocation. I am working for an international school chain in India. Currently getting inspired by the concept of design thinking. Came across this portal which made me think of this idea.

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Nice one Rajeev! Do you know of any organizations that are currently working on a similar water container system? It'll be great to look into if there are any ongoing projects in India that are tackling similar challenges. We'd love to hear about it. Thanks for the share!

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Hi Shane! Thanks for your comment.
I will search for similar projects. I am sure there would be similar ideas floating around. Will have to do my bit of research.

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Rajeev thanks for the contribution, in my community in teh urban slums most people especially those that have just come from rural areas cannot afford monthly rent, they only pay for the day they will sleep over, because they are not sure of the kind of work they will be doing whether overnight shift or otherwise, the idea is beautiful, but how will such people get to use the water that meant to last five days?

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Dear Sarah, thanks for your comment.
I do understand that a large number of people would not be having a permanent place and yes this would not benefit them. However across the globe there is a fairly large population living in slums on a permanent basis. This idea is targeting them.