- Nov 29, 2010   Updated: Mar 30 2011
Capturing, collecting, routing, cleaning and managing water in an ever-more-populated world is the work of many architects, designers and scientists. Some of the inventions they conceive are complex, while others are inspired in their simplicity.

Mind-bending or simplistic, these water-management marvels will hopefully tickle your brain, whet your imagination and leave you asking, "Why didn't I think of that?"

Implications - Water is everywhere. It makes up 70% of the human body and most of the earth's surface, yet recently, scientists have expressed fear of this resource's rapid depletion. Thus, smart companies have begun releasing products made specifically for making water that isn't suitable for consumption drinkable, which in turn will effect the future and present state of national culture.

From Lifestraw Purifiers to Toilet Tank Aquariums: