Clean Water Icons from Charity: Water Iconathon

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Our latest Iconathon brought us to the Future of Web Design Conference in New York City where we partnered with Charity: Water to create a new set of clean water icons.  It was fascinating to learn more about the Charity: Water mission and how the lack of clean drinking water is at the root of so many problems in developing nations.  Learning about these struggles really gave a great sense of purpose to the day.

The referents we created symbols for during the day ranged from “Dirty Water” to “BioSand Filter.”  Creating a universal way to visually communicate these ideas is important because so many languages are spoken in the developing nations where water is scarce.  Below are some examples of the symbols created. You can view all the symbols here.

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Latrine

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Rainwater Catchment

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BioSand Filter

A big thanks to Future Insights, Charity: Water, and all the volunteers who helped make this possible.

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