We participated during the Open Source Circular Economy Days in Barcelona in June organizing one of the practical activities or workshops. We presented more information about the project at one of Barcelona’s city Fab Labs, Ateneu de Fabricacio la Fabrica del Sol
$1 Water Filter Project
Low Cost. Affordable. For the people.
Simple. Innovative. Effective.
THE FAIR CAP PROJECT
Over 1.8 million people die every year from drinking contaminated water and 4 billion disease cases are reported each year causing a huge health and economic impact. Water sources are becoming scarce and being contaminated more and more not only with bacteria but also with chemical residues from households, agriculture and industry. Even in rich countries the public’s trust in tap water has been affected, creating yet another environmental problem due to the disposal of plastic bottles.
Imagine if you could get a portable tiny water filter that could be screwed into any plastic bottle which would allow you to safely drink any available water source, from the tap, from a stream, from a lake, from a water pond? Imagine what it would mean for a poor family in Africa to be able to get this filter for just $1?
Open Source Collaboration
We have a working prototype ready and we need your help to make the Faircap filter as low cost and affordable as possible. You can help us scale the project to produce millions of FairCaps. Soon we will be producing the first finished products and you will be able to order some and help us achieve this goal. Sign up to get more news about project!
If you are a designer, engineer, microbiologist, university student, professor or would like to become an ambassador and help us promote this vision please join the project and help us out with your skills.
3D Printed Prototype
Experience at Intel Corp. MSc degree from the London School of Economics. Bachelor’s degree at UT Austin // Have worked on startups and social projects for over 10 years. Was inspired by the open maker movement to start the FairCap project. Collaboration can help solve the most critical problems facing humanity and drive open source societal evolution
"Water is the operating system (OS) for life, without clean water we would not be able to survive. Clean water technologies should be shared and open sourced, to innovate on design and make them easily accessible for the people who need them most."
Designer whose offices are located in Paris. His nine years of study have allowed him to build a rational course at the interface between art and craft through the fine arts, industry, new technologies and new practices via Les Ateliers and finally through science at the Laussane Poly Technical Institute
Eco-Builder, an engineer and a 3d Artist. I love to build. Building is for me the perfect balance. It makes you feel complete. It incessantly makes you go from design to matter, from bits to atoms, back and forth, all the time. if we really hope for a peaceful world, everybody must first be able to provide for their vital daily needs, stresslessly : water, food, shelter. I’m developing the Fabship project. A FabLab in an Earthship.
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I get asked if I am an engineer, industrial designer or scientist and when I answer that I studied economics people get a bit surprised. Even though I studied nothing related to technology, health or science I was always motivated to research ideas and simple technologies that could make an impact.
Why not make our impressive technologies finally provide the basics for all? Here is a fair shot at it.
Gonzalo Salinas, Former economist at the World Bank and IMF, founder Katari Hotel
"Open sourcing a water filter project to make it more accessible to everyone: priceless.”
Julia Arno, The Meaningful Institute