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Paul Polak
The SunWater Project: Advanced Solar Technology for Poor Farmers
05.16.13

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
05.08.13

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
12.05.12

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

John Thackara
How To Manage a Constellation
10.02.12

To solve complex and interconnected human-environment challenges, like the death of the Baltic Sea, we need to build ‘social-ecological coalitions’ or ‘constellations’.

Alexandra Lange
Fixing South Street Seaport: Is New Architecture Enough?
04.23.12

Fighting over Ben Thompson's postmodernist landmark Pier 17 at South Street Seaport. Should it stay or should it go?

Alexandra Lange
Architecture Research Office
10.19.11

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

Rachel Signer
Don't Flush Me
09.12.11

Prototype for urban system to detect and prevent sewage overflows

Barbara Flanagan
The Dissing of Summer Lawns
08.01.11

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

Barbara Flanagan
Epiphany of an Ocean Swimmer
06.15.11

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

John Thackara
Off-Grid Water
04.21.11

Strategies and resources for water conservation.

Josh Wallaert
Google Maps, Give Us Our River Names
Ernest Beck
GlobalTap Update
02.10.11

GlobalTap water station update.

Julie Lasky
Acumen Sexy Sanitation Challenge
12.09.10

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

Ernest Beck
Safe Agua
10.11.10

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
08.10.10

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
GlobalTap
01.28.10

Report on prototype for GlobalTap water refilling stations.

Jane Margolies
Rising Currents
Ernest Beck
Peepoobag
09.18.09

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

Ernest Beck
Ripple Effect
07.18.09

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



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