According to PackH20, “More than one billion people lack access to clean water in their homes, leading to 3 million deaths annually.” PackH2O attempts to solve the global clean water crisis one backpack at a time, by giving people the power to easily transport their own water. Easier to carry than a bucket or jerry can, the backpacks are extremely lightweight and feature a removable liner than can be sanitized using only sunlight. The backpack’s outer shell is also made from puncture-resistant material, ensuring that clean water can get from source to home with relative ease.
What makes good design? You tell us!
This pool of 20 works, ranging from popular apps to medical devices, emphasize how innovative design can make a difference in our everyday lives. Every year, Cooper-Hewitt gives out design awards chosen by a jury of distinguished design gurus—but do you agree with the experts? Cast your vote for your favorite design before 6:00 p.m. ET on October 11. The winner will be announced live at the National Design Awards gala and here, on this site, on October 17.
Also be sure to celebrate National Design Week with design events and activities in your area, October 12–20.