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A Palm-Shaped Water Collector

Name:

Roberto, Paolo and Pietro

Age:

9, 10, 10

City:

Milan

Country:

Italy

Thema:

Water

Reward:

Finalist of the Global Children's Designathon 2017, Italy

The team created a palm-shaped water collector that can be positioned in rainy zones and connected to a transport service to bring water to dry area’s.
A lot of ares suffer from scarcity of drinkable water, while others suffer from the opposite problem. The team wants to collect the excess of water and bring it to where it is most needed. To do this, they came up with the idea of a giant funnel made out of different materials: an iron base, some steel filters and a top made of waterproof palm leaves. Two tanks collect rain: when the tanks are full, a sensor, lights up and alert the staff that it is time to get on their trucks and come to collect the water.