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34 Clean Water Innovations

Technologies and Designs that Deliver Safe H2O

— December 30, 2011 — Social Good
A lack of access to clean water is a major global issue, but at the same time, it's also a field receiving mass attention, research and innovation. Above is a cluster featuring clean water innovations from around the world that focus on a wide range of issues including disaster relief, sustainable solutions for supplying clean water to the majority world, new water purifying technologies, and designs that may help make water available in desert regions.

The cluster includes current products and systems already in place, concept designs, keynotes on clean water innovations, and profiles of organizations and businesses that have incorporated water-related social innovation into their purpose.

Along with the rise of awareness for the lack of clean water in the world has come an increased focus on providing solutions for this urgent social issue. These innovations are coming from independent designers, student competitions, charities and organizations devoted to finding a solution, and from top minds at global research institutes.

Best of all, we're seeing an increase in products and services that allow everyday consumers to give back and support the solution process, ranging from taking part in crowdsourced fundraising platforms to purchasing products from social businesses like Project Living Well and Wunderwasser.
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Altruistic Auction Sites
Altruistic Auction Sites
Loffles Rewards Users for Watching Humanitarian Ads
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Saving the World's Water
Saving the World's Water
Charles Fishman Discusses Why Society Must Take a New Approach to Water
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Selling Healthy Resources
Selling Healthy Resources
Sameer Kalwani Aims to Provide People in India with Safe Drinking Water
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Solar-Powered Resource Retrieving
Solar-Powered Resource Retrieving
Red Cross Solar Water Pumps Could Save Sudanese Lives
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Crowdsourcing H2O Texts
Crowdsourcing H2O Texts
NextDrop Uses SMS to Make Water Service More Reliable in India
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Museum Social Enterprises
Museum Social Enterprises
Rainworks Omnimedia Supports Clean Water and Literacy Programs
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Greek God H2O Filters
Greek God H2O Filters
The ZeusHydration Water Collector Makes Rain and Groundwater Drinkable
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H2O-Supporting Coffee Companies
H2O-Supporting Coffee Companies
Three Avocados Helps to Provide Clean Water in Uganda
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Franchised H2O Solutions
Franchised H2O Solutions
Sarvajal Aims to Solve the Clean Water Problem in India
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Joe Koenig, Founder of Three Avocados (INTERVIEW)
Joe Koenig, Founder of Three Avocados (INTERVIEW)
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Sustaining Rural Development
Sustaining Rural Development
Barefoot College Supports Professionals in the Majority World
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Goodwill Sun-Powered Lights
Goodwill Sun-Powered Lights
WAKAWAKA Solar LED Aims to Bring Africa Out of the Dark
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Airborne Aqua Collectors
Airborne Aqua Collectors
The Skydrops System Amasses H2O Using Eco-Friendly Tech
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Direct Sunlight Water Disinfectants
Direct Sunlight Water Disinfectants
The Eliodomestico is a Filter- and Energy-Free Water Purifier
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Drought-Fighting Devices
Drought-Fighting Devices
Airdrop Irrigation Concept Alleviates Challenging Agricultural Conditions
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Clean Water Breakthroughs
Clean Water Breakthroughs
MIT Creates Desalination Chip That Can Produce Drinkable Water
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Sponsor A Hippo Roller For An African Community
Sponsor A Hippo Roller For An African Community
Hippo Roller Project
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Charitable Social Media Books
Charitable Social Media Books
WaterForward Allows You to Donate Money in the Name of a Friend
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Do-Good Reward Products
Do-Good Reward Products
Project Living Well Gets You to Serve Locally, Give Water Globally
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Cause-Driven Coffee
Cause-Driven Coffee
Pura Vida Empowers the Poor Through Create Good Foundation
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Life-Saving Water
Life-Saving Water
Frank Water Funds Safe Drinking Water for Those in Need
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Like-for-Like Businesses
Like-for-Like Businesses
'One' Products Fund Similar Items in the Developing World
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Socially Conscious Arm Bands
Socially Conscious Arm Bands
Mud Love Charity Bracelets the New Silly Bandz of 2012
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Foliage Filtering Springs
Foliage Filtering Springs
The Leaf Self-Generating Water Resource Attracts Clean H2O
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Solar-Powered Water Filters
Solar-Powered Water Filters
The Trunz Water Systems 200 Provides Clean Water on No Fuel
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Clothes That Buy Water
Clothes That Buy Water
Each Project Migration Shirt Gives 5 Years of H2O, Medical Aid
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Matt Johnson, Founder of Project: Living Well (INTERVIEW)
Matt Johnson, Founder of Project: Living Well (INTERVIEW)
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Social Mission Totes
Social Mission Totes
Cause Boutique Promotes a Variety of Worthy Causes
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Solar-Powered Water Purifiers
Solar-Powered Water Purifiers
Swedish 'Solvatten' Ensures Sipping Safety
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Altruistic Aqua Branding
Altruistic Aqua Branding
Wunderwasser Packaging Puts its Intentions Front and Center
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Cause-Conscious Clothing
Cause-Conscious Clothing
United by Blue Removes One Pound of Trash from Oceans for Every Item Sold
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Two-Minute Water Purifiers
Two-Minute Water Purifiers
The Pure Water Bottle Produces Clean Water in Minimal Time
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Philanthropic Eco Canteens
Philanthropic Eco Canteens
The Dopper Water Bottle Helps You, Others and the Earth
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Sustainable Hipster Fashion
Sustainable Hipster Fashion
'Threads for Thought' is Eco and Donates Proceeds for Good
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