$1 Water Filter Project

Percent of all water in the world is drinkable
Billion people without clean water
Million Deaths from contaminated water
Billion infected people every year


Open source. Collaborative. Shared.


Low Cost. Affordable. For the people.


Simple. Innovative. Effective.


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?

We have a working prototype ready and we need your help to make the Faircap filter as low cost and affordable as possible.

Open Source Collaboration – WE NEED YOUR HELP!

You can help us scale the project to produce millions of FairCaps but we first need to manufacture the first 1,000 filters. You can pre-order one of the first FairCap filters and by share with everyone you know TOGETHER we can 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.


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Faircap, le filtre a eau a un euro


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Faircap, the bottle cap that revolutionizes the access to clean water


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Mauricio Cordova

Mauricio Cordova

Social Entrepreneur

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. Knowing more about the properties of carbon together with a trip to the Amazon rainforest inspired the FairCap Project.


"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."


Guillian Graves

Guillian Graves


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

Gregoire Durrens

Gregoire Durrens


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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