chinese hydroengineers are embarking on a plan to upgrade the “digital yellow river” – what they claim is the world’s most advanced water-rationing system.
UNDP points out that nearly 90% of bricks made in bangladesh, are made in old kilns which are also a large part of the reason why himalayan glaciers are melting.
the creative workshop creates various unique handmade products made from recycled and up-cycled newspapers and other natural materials.
FabFi is an ambitious project which is creating Internet networks for eastern afghanistan whose main components can be built out of trash. it’s low-tech, it’s simple, and it works.
anchalee saengtai is a thai sculptor who transforms automobile and truck spare parts into amazing, jumbo autobots.
maji matone simply asks villagers to report outages at water-points via SMS.
split into 30 teams guided by photographers, writers, musicians, biologists, urbanists and a number of other different professionals, the participants are getting involved in various activities aimed at showing the importance of recovering both the water and the surroundings of this river that crosses one of the biggest cities in the world.
florie salnot is working with the sahrawis of algeria to find a creative yet economic solution to raising awareness about their displacement.
‘one coke bottle of this gel has the potential to replace a field’s worth of fertilizer,” says dr. sanders, a doctor who has been conducting field tests on this new type of fungi.
the better world challenge is offering young innovators a chance to win $1000 to pursue a design solution, which will protect vulnerable coastal communities from climate change.
the nuru portable LED lights are charged by pedal-operated generators and sold by local entrepreneurs backed by microfinance. currently in india and parts of africa, nuru is looking to expand to new markets.
part of an initiative to increase its grassroots customer base, bradesco seguros is using the novel newsstand approach to sell policies for accidental death and funeral insurance.