19 Aug '11, 2pm

One Woman Working To Bring Safe Water to Millions With A Simple Barrel (Video) #design #water

One Woman Working To Bring Safe Water to Millions With A Simple Barrel (Video) #design #water

One Woman Working To Bring Safe Water to Millions With A Simple Barrel (Video) Image via video screengrab We've seen a variety of designs for carrying water over the years -- from the Hippo Roller to the Water Cycle. But this design by Cynthia Koenig, called the Wello WaterWheel, may be one of the most simple. Essentially a barrel with a handle to push it, it can transport 25 gallons, relieving women and girls from the burden of carrying water which, according to Koenig, is equivalent to "getting off an airplane in La Guardia, putting your checked baggage on your head and walking to the Brooklyn Bridge" every single day. View the entire comment thread.

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