Sho! It has been over 2 months since I last posted on BiomimicryCapeTown. Seems quite fitting that this post covers Drought and how to tackle this problem through design solutions from Nature.

What have I been up to in the last 2 months? Well, in February I finished my Human Nature Connection module – learned LOADS of cool stuff. We covered topics such as psychology, sociology, biology, economics, philosophy and how Biomimicry relates to these disciplines.

I recently finished a module called BioBrainstorm Practicum. Myself and 2 other people researched Drought as a challenge and mainly focused on the function “Protect against the loss of liquids”. The “Biologized” functional question translated to “How does nature store water and avoid water loss?” (maintain access to water, store water, avoid drying out, reuse water, cycle water, capture liquid, avoid loss of liquid).

According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, the average 4-person single family home uses about 400 gallons of water per day, with the bathroom being the largest consumer.  (https://www3.epa.gov/watersense/pubs/indoor.htm)

Today, efforts to reduce household water use are mainly focused on water-saving fixtures. This challenge seeks an alternative way to save water. This study will focus on improving the efficiency of water storage and dispensing devices.”

Click the below link to view our final report:

BMY 580_Team Drought Final Project [Callori, Madden, Van der Walt]

 

“Look deep into Nature, and you will understand everything better.” Albert Einstein