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A Floating House

Name:

Sam, Miles, Tea, Eve

Age:

10, 7, 10, 7

City:

Vancouver

Country:

Canada

Thema:

Water

Reward:

Finalist of the Global Children's Designathon 2017, Canada

Ditch and drainage system that is built around houses and a house that floats up if there is too much water.

The ditch has sensors that release the house from foundations and enable the house to float when flood waters come high. Additional filters remove pollutants, “like stuff from the gas stations and dirty operations not equipped with this flood water system” and then filter water and deliver clean water back to the houses while they are cut off from systems damaged by flooding.