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Slightly tangential to this challenge but a new product has just launched called Naked Filter by a company called Liquidity which claims to filter unclean water and make it drinkable instantly. Check it out here: http://www.nakedfilter.com If if it really works, and I have no reason to believe it wouldn't then it could have huge potential especially in countries where water is less clean than in the UK.  Also I recall seeing a prototype of a similar product about 8 years ago and so...

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Most people love chocolate yet don't care about their water consumption. However chocolate and water are inextricably linked as water scarcity will lead to chocolate scarcity within a decade according to Morgaine Gaye who I saw speak briefly yesterday at an interesting event called Future Fest. The article explains in a bit more detail....

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In the latest episode Answer Me This podcast they discuss things that people do to raise money for charity including having a bath in baked beans. Check it out here and listen from 11 minutes onwards.  https://soundcloud.com/answermethis/amt309 They estimate that an average bath is about 180litres, and an average tin of beans is 450 millilitres which works out roughly as 400 tins of baked beans to fill a bath! I'm not sure if that helps this discussion but it's certainly a different way...

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I saw the article below today about a new type of tap that not only saves 15% more water than an average tap but looks beautiful by producing beautiful water patterns. http://www.boredpanda.com/water-conservation-swirl-faucet-design-simin-qiu/ Of course the beauty comes from when you are running the tap. The real design challenge is how to make turning the tap off even better.  

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Virgin trains now have stickers and announcements in their bathrooms saying, amongst other things, don't flush your dreams or goldfish down the toilet. It's a simple technique but basically by using humour and saying something unexpected in what looks like a formal announcement, they are more likely to get people's attention. I think water companies could learn from this too.

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I basically don't feel I exist without a shower in the morning. It wakes me up. It sets me up for the day. I bascially don't get people who a) don't wash or b) wash before going to sleep.

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Roland Harwood

London, United Kingdom

Joined this community on Jan 26, 2015

Bio Compulsive Connector | Co-Founder of 100%Open | Proud & Exhausted Dad of 3 | Optimist | Physicist | Failed Astronaut | Piano Player | Deeply Shallow

Where are you based?
London

How old are you?
35-45

Do you have a water meter?
No

Are you the water bill payer?
Yes

Who provides your water?
Thames Water

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