Chile is in a water emergency. Fifty percent of the country's territory is under water scarcity, affecting 8 million people. In 2025, 1.8 billion people will live in countries or regions with absolute water scarcity. In the Araucanía Region of Chile, the number of families who depend on water trucks for drinking water is growing year by year, but at the same time, it rains 1250 mm per year (water that is wasted), which is a great opportunity that we want to take in Sed de Cambio.
The proyect addresses the water crisis in Araucanía. It proposes a rainwater harvesting pump that filters, purifies and stores water. Inspired by the ancient Egyptian, Mayan and Aztec civilizations, we use natural materials to manufacture filters made from volcanic stone, quartz and moringa, in order to filter and purify water. The proposal, as an alternative form of supply, affordable and sustainable, seeks to democratize access to water by bringing this solution to rural areas.
In the first instance, families in the Araucanía Region who depend on water trucks. Most of them depend on water for their economic activities, such as farmers. In total, 92,461 people. It can then be scalable to other regions of the country and the world.
Inspiration and ideation
GOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
GOAL 13: Climate Action
Universidad Andrés Bello (Chile)