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'Water Ahead' Water Filters Aid in Disaster Relief Efforts

By: Marissa Liu - Published: Nov 5, 2009 • References: folkwang-hochschule.de and thedesignblog.org
We all need water to survive. Water Ahead water filters by Matthias Rauch aim to provide fresh water to those in need. These capsule-like containers were designed especially to provide fresh water during times of natural disaster (like floods).

The intelligent ‘skin’ surrounding Water Ahead water filters allows them to absorb muddy water and turn it into fresh drinking water. With the help of integrated acoustic signals and flashing lights, Water Ahead can also swim on top of water to help locate flood victims.