Natural disasters bring life to a standstill, for calamities not only hamper the electricity but also clean drinking water supply, affecting the masses with numerous waterborne diseases. In an attempt to provide clean drinking water during natural calamities, researchers at Thailand’s National Nanotechnology Center have come up with a solar powered water purification unit, called “SOS water,” to provide clean drinking water to the people during flooding.
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With global warming causing a rise in natural disasters it comes as no surprise to us that industrial designers are now concentrating on developing kits and other solutions that can help provide relief to displaced survivors. Just recently we showcased the AbleNook solar powered modular dwelling for disaster relief and the recycled oil drum survival kit and today we have another similar innovation that comes in the form of a foldout sleeping domain dubbed the Rely.
Our world today is regularly being challenged by both natural and man-made disasters, which take a little time to come, but leave behind people struggling to find a safe place to live until the conditions can be improved. For use in such areas, designers at Carter Williamson Architects have come up with a sustainable Emergency Shelter, a housing prototype that can be deployed easily and can be configured to suit any climate or orientation.