Our project will clean storm water drains of litter and rubbish floating through them. It will be called the Tidal Change. It consists of a net that can rotate up and down to move litter into a container. It will be entirely solar powered and require very little maintenance. This project is designed for international use as developing countries could benefit greatly from using the Tidal Change.
Three data sets were used for this project. They were used to improve the design of the idea, but also to influence our 5 year plan. This was because with research, we learnt where the units should be placed for maximum effect and how to deploy for the future.
People are increasingly aware of the problems with plastics and want to ‘do their bit’ but how do we increase engagement in Plastic Free July? Using data and IT-based solutions, how can we increase both geographical update and reach a wider demographic (particularly more men)?
Innovative ideas about water efficiency. Climate change means that we will have more unpredictable weather. Some of Australia is in drought and some areas have plenty of water. That changes each year. Water efficiency was a focus around the millennium drought. We want new, innovative and untapped ideas on ways to be efficient with water use. These ideas could include how we use water, how we can save water, how we waste water, how everyone can make a difference in using water wisely, water rules and ideas on saving water for the future.