Paul Polak
The SunWater Project: Advanced Solar Technology for Poor Farmers

Paul Polak on SunWater: a radically affordable solar water pump that will transform small plot agriculture and help bring the world's poorest families out of poverty.

Paul Polak
Transforming Solar Pumping to Eliminate Rural Poverty

Paul Polak explores how we might reduce water shortages by employing solar pumping and eliminating rural poverty.

John Thackara
Venice: from Gated Lagoon to Bioregion

A review of the options that Venice faces in trying to shore up the city.

John Thackara
How To Manage a Constellation
Alexandra Lange
Fixing South Street Seaport: Is New Architecture Enough?
Alexandra Lange
Architecture Research Office

Interview with Stephen Cassell and Adam Yarinsky on the occasion of their National Design Award

Rachel Signer
Don't Flush Me

Prototype for urban system to detect and prevent sewage overflows

Barbara Flanagan
The Dissing of Summer Lawns

How one Californian was forced (and inspired) to exchange sod for low-water plants.

Barbara Flanagan
Epiphany of an Ocean Swimmer

Essay on in the insights that come with immersion in the deep, cold sea.

John Thackara
Off-Grid Water

Strategies and resources for water conservation.

Josh Wallaert
Google Maps, Give Us Our River Names
Ernest Beck
GlobalTap Update

GlobalTap water station update.

Julie Lasky
Acumen Sexy Sanitation Challenge

Acumen Fund announces winners of its "Sexy Sanitation" challenge.

Ernest Beck
Safe Agua

The first collaboration between Designmatters at Art Center College of Design and Chile’s Un Techo para mi País creates fresh ideas for water usage in a Santiago slum.

Ernest Beck
Ripple Effect Update

Update on the Ripple Effect initiative launched by IDEO, Gates Foundation and Acumen Fund to distribute fresh water in the developing world. Originally published July 30, 2009.

Ernest Beck

Report on prototype for GlobalTap water refilling stations.

Jane Margolies
Rising Currents
Ernest Beck

Report on Peepoobag, a new self-sanitizing, single-use, biodegradable container for human waste.

Ernest Beck
Ripple Effect

IDEO launched Ripple Effect in India to help communities with the arduous process of transporting water.

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