Vote for the Winner of the 2013 People's Design Award- page 14 | smithsonianmag.com | Smithsonian
One of this year's contenders for the People's Design Award. (2wice Arts Foundation, Inc.)

Vote for the Winner of the 2013 People's Design Award

Make your design voice heard by voting for this year's nominees

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.

Comment on this Story

comments powered by Disqus