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46 Water Management Innovations

From Crowdsourcing H20 Texts to Cause-Conscious Clothing

— February 25, 2013 — Social Good
From crowdsourcing H20 texts and cause-conscious clothing to closed loop plant systems and localized renewable energy, these water management innovations range from quite conservative ideas like reusable water bottles to more holistic sanitation methods. We see pure innovation with NextDrop, founded by University of California, Berkeley graduate Anu Sridharan, which gives real-time notices on water availability in India using SMS.

Water management innovations is a general umbrella category to consider how planning can distribute water in a socially just way. In this regard, it melds environmental and social concerns and thus many of the ideas featured here attempt to adhere to the triple bottom line. Water affects people, of course, so it can't be thought of separately or as simply an environmental concern; hybridity here is in the business model.
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Localized Renewable Energy
Localized Renewable Energy
Water Power Group Works with Aboriginal Communities in Canada
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Water-Supplying Flip Flops
Water-Supplying Flip Flops
Each Pair of Freewaters Sandals Gives Someone Clean Water for a Year
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Aqua-Sharing Initiatives
Aqua-Sharing Initiatives
Group EOZ Creates UVtap to Filter Drinking Water in Rural Areas
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Aromatherapy Herbal Medicines
Aromatherapy Herbal Medicines
Bushy Tail Creates All Natural Products in Its Water-Powered Office
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Global Water Crisis Films
Global Water Crisis Films
The Participant Media 'Last Call at the Oasis' Documentary
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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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40
Animal Habitat Consultancies
Animal Habitat Consultancies
Acer Ecology is a Social Enterprise Working All Over the UK
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Water-Funding Fashion
Water-Funding Fashion
bluDemocracy Donates Proceeds to Potable H2O Initiatives
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Eco-Friendly Aqua Packs
Eco-Friendly Aqua Packs
'Boxed Water is Better' Uses Cardboard Instead of Plastic Packaging
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37
Resumes for Water
Resumes for Water
'Thirsty Talent' Offers Professional Writing that Funds Clean Water in Africa
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Water-Providing Clothing Lines
Water-Providing Clothing Lines
Blu Democracy Helps Supply Drinking Water To Those In Need
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35
Micro-Entrepreneurial Kits
Micro-Entrepreneurial Kits
Living Goods Provides Affordable Necessities in Uganda
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Chic Carbon Neutral Aqua Companies
Chic Carbon Neutral Aqua Companies
Belu Water is an Ethical Bottled Brand in the UK
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Wine-to-Water Connoisseurs
Wine-to-Water Connoisseurs
'Cellar Thief' Donates Clean Aqua Every Time a Product is Purchased
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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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Social Enterprise Irrigation Systems
Social Enterprise Irrigation Systems
Driptech is a International Water Technologies Company
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30
Women-Focused Eco Programs
Women-Focused Eco Programs
Backpack Farm is an African-Based Entrepreneurship Supporter
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29
DIY Sustainable Gardening Systems
DIY Sustainable Gardening Systems
Teaching Kids Good Nutrition with Woolly Pocket
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28
Franchised H2O Solutions
Franchised H2O Solutions
Sarvajal Aims to Solve the Clean Water Problem in India
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Education-Providing Apparel
Education-Providing Apparel
Young Love Outfitters Captures the Hearts of the Residents in Africa
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Indian Water-Saving Technology
Indian Water-Saving Technology
GEWP Allows Farmers to Yield More Crops and Create More Jobs
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Chic Eco Water Bottles
Chic Eco Water Bottles
These Glass Bottles from bkr Provide Water to Developing Countries
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24
Closed Loop Plant Systems
Closed Loop Plant Systems
Aquaponics UK is a Social Enterprise Tackling Waste, Food and Energy
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T-Shirts for H2O
T-Shirts for H2O
One Hundred Apparel Gives 100% of Profits to charity:water
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Humanitarian-Branded Water Bottles
Humanitarian-Branded Water Bottles
Nika Sells Products to Support Clean H20 Projects
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Urban Slum Sanitation
Urban Slum Sanitation
Sanergy Turns Kenyan Toilets into Green Social Enterprises
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Industry-Tapping Social Enterprises
Industry-Tapping Social Enterprises
Australia's Thankyou Water Uses Profits to Fund H2O Projects
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Humanitarian Product Developers
Humanitarian Product Developers
Red Button Design's Midomo Bracelet Provides Potable Water
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Empowering H20 Nonprofits
Empowering H20 Nonprofits
Community Water Solutions Opens Women-Run Businesses in West Africa
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Water Creating Billboards
Water Creating Billboards
This Eco-Friendly Advertising Creates Clean Drinking Water from Humidity
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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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Plastic-Ridding Projects
Plastic-Ridding Projects
Hydros is a Social Enterprise Helping to Tackle the Global Water Crisis
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14
Ceramic Water Filters
Ceramic Water Filters
Pure Home Water Creates Low-Tech Solution to Water Sanitation
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13
Sustainable Sanitation Systems
Sustainable Sanitation Systems
'San+Co.' is a Social Enterprise Tackling Waste and Electricity
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DIY Nonprofit Water Bottles
DIY Nonprofit Water Bottles
Aquavation Supports Social Organizations Through Design
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11
Life-Saving Water
Life-Saving Water
Frank Water Funds Safe Drinking Water for Those in Need
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10
Experience-Creating Cleaners
Experience-Creating Cleaners
The Eco Laundry Room Has a Cafe, Kid's Play Area and Free WiFi
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Drink 1, Give 1
Drink 1, Give 1
Every Bottle of 1for1 Water Sold Brings Clean Water to Someone in Haiti
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8
Ocean-Friendly Lookbooks
Ocean-Friendly Lookbooks
The United By Blue 'Here Comes The Sun' Catalogue Ushers in Spring
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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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Custom Bottles with Purpose
Custom Bottles with Purpose
Miir Lets You Customize Your H20 While Supporting Clean Water Projects
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Jewelry-Funded Water Purifiers
Jewelry-Funded Water Purifiers
The Midomo Launch in Mwingi, Kenya Will Bring Security
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Altruistic Aqua Branding
Altruistic Aqua Branding
Wunderwasser Packaging Puts its Intentions Front and Center
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One-for-One Boating Tees
One-for-One Boating Tees
The United by Blue Winter Collection Evokes a Public-Spirited Mindset
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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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Philanthropic Eco Canteens
Philanthropic Eco Canteens
The Dopper Water Bottle Helps You, Others and the Earth
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