Industrial design students Chloe Louisin and Nadine Nielsen have created an innovative water pouch designed to help refugees keep drinking water clean.
The Wat'bag is a sterile plastic pouch that comes with its own neck and cap that can easily fit inside of a gasoline jerry can. This specific container was chosen because in many developing countries, a jerry can is the most inexpensive and readily available container. Unfortunately, many of these jerry cans previously held gasoline containing chemicals and contaminants that can seep into water.
The water pouch acts like an accordion and is able to expand to fit approximately 25 liters of liquid at any given time, and acts as a barrier to help keep drinking water sterile while being stored and transported.
This Water Pouch Helps Maintain a Barrier Between Liquid and Contaminants
1. Water Pouches - New designs for water storage pouches can create opportunities to help with clean water storage in developing countries.
2. Innovative Container Design - Designers can create innovative containers for storing liquids to allow safe transport and storage in harsh environments.
3. Sustainable Water Storage - New products and designs for clean water storage can lead to sustainable solutions for water management and conservation.
1. Humanitarian Aid - The introduction of new clean water technologies can improve the capabilities of humanitarian organizations to provide clean water in emergency situations.
2. Consumer Goods - Retailers can explore new product lines for clean water storage, providing an alternative to traditional containers that may have contaminants.
3. Manufacturing - The development of innovative container designs can create opportunities for manufacturers to produce new solutions for transporting and storing of liquids.