Water well - Making the invisible visible

Water well - Making the invisible visible

Water consumption in North America is high compare to worldwide; especially in Canada, the usage is basically double that of Europeans today. Water is often wasted unknowingly because of the perceived abundance in Canada. Especially most areas in British Columbia offer flat rate billing, reinforcing that perception and resulting in people taking water for granted. My product is to make this invisible use visible. Research shows that meter installation in dwellings offers hydro companies an opportunity to increase awareness of water usage.  My product Water Well intends to ensure people have clean water access now and in the future by directly and visually providing information and feedback indicating water usage per day for domestic water use. 

Water Well includes a water tracking indicator and an online tracking wizard. The system uses Bluetooth technology to transfer information from the meter to the indicator and to the users’ online account. The indicator, a small cube with a wall plug that can be installed in kitchens or bathrooms, provides information on water consumption and enables users to compare their usage with general population usage. It also allows users to become aware of how much water and money they can save-- and many of us are most responsive to cost. Children are actively learning and concerned about sustainability nowadays; with my colour LCD screens showing digital fish(Fishy) that struggles to live  as the water levels drop, children are most likely to be reinforcers of water conservancy within a home. 

 

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Posted Mar 15, 2011
 
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Tags Environment, Demographics, Children, Drinking water, Research, Water, World Water Day Challenge
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