City Water Design

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Welcome to OCEAN 

OCEAN is an experiment to use Silkapp to connect : 'big water data' with 'local water rights' AND 'water innovation design' solutions. The goal is for a data journalist / student in urban innovation to fast make a page to show what could be a design solution for water problem A, with people B and innovation C. 

Context

Each minute 42 people enter a city looking for a bed. 

Each minute a family of 4 : "Hello receptionist, do you have a room available?"

This means 15.120 new rooms a day need to be build on the planet, 

in the 366 fastest growing cities between 2006 and 2020.

Below a map on how many NEW beds in India Region need to be installed :

Human Water Right

To respect the Human Drinking Water right for the next 10 years, the 366 world growth cities have to find together every day a DESIGN giving 302.400 liters off fresh water a day, just for the newcomers.  

We collected from 366 cities the data and on average they have to find 1.1 billion liters EXTRA water a year. For Drinking, Cooking, Washing and Flushing. 

We don't talk about food. 

Below the India region where DAILY NEW fresh water needs to be found; 

Approach

On the internet you can find huge numbers on what governments need to negotiate for and systems to be planned. We take a different approach, hopefully one day they resonate. 

On purpose we take the daily liters to be extra found, as we cannot wrap our mind around huge numbers to act upon. Our water data is simply based on how many people enter a city and the right the have on water. This is where the water 'design adventure' starts.

Meet Tymus, he is a water design graduate. 

Tymus lives in Nagpur and wakes up every day with the purpose to find a way to get 871 liters off new drinking water in the city. Every day the same routine. Every day he has to come up with a solution which is both fast and affordable. He has to think off a solution and give it to the daily newcomers so they can get every day for as long as they live 871 liters off fresh drinking water just for them. 

Plan like human culture

Our designer in Nagpur doesn't know what to do. How to design a system which will give 871 liters of water every day, at no labor costs. He is thinking about scale, a huge system, which takes care of 1.160.170.750 liters water a year, which he can build one on the edge off the city every year. Than the city can keep up with the demand. 

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washing water (l)
flushing water (l)
cooking water (l)
extra drinking water needed on top off previous day (liters)
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Design like nature

"No", says a voice in Tymus sleep, "You can design one, you just do not know how yet". There are a zillion water innovations on the planet, you 'just' have to connect the dots to once show it is possible to... 

Catch 8709 liters of rain water and the ability to keep on generating from that 871 liters of Drinking water, 1742 liters Cooking water, 2613 liters of Washing water and 3483 liters of Flushing water. 

"Now... where are those innovations?"

Acknowledgement : 

This article is a test, yet the data is sourced from official data bodies. Many more articles can be made based on the data. 

The amount of water is based on the right to water, not what people in reality have access too, this is done on purpose. We have to design from human rights, if that is under control, than we can design for human plans.

Some other data we connected :

366 fastest growing places on the planet

Population growth from 2006 to 2020

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14 years growth
Aachen10000
Abidjan1490000
Accra1020000
Adana350000
Addis Ababa1780000
Adelaide100000
Agra780000
Ahmadabad2440000
Aleppo1020000
Alexandria, eg960000
Algiers1560000
Allahabad400000
Amman430000
Amritsar580000
Amsterdam100000
Ankara1160000
Anshan60000
Antananarivo1250000
Asansol700000
Asunción990000
Athens140000
Atlanta1970000
Auckland220000
Austin520000
Baghdad2350000
Baixada Santista450000
Baku160000
Baltimore290000
Bamako1210000
Bandung2040000
Bangalore3170000
Bangkok1110000
Baotou170000
Barcelona90000
Barranquilla670000
Basra380000
Beihai4400000
Beijing300000
Beirut600000
Belém1020000
Belo Horizonte1730000
Bhopal770000
Bielefeld20000
Bogotá2280000
Boston710000
Brasília1770000
Brazzaville680000
Brisbane380000
Bucaramanga390000
Buenos Aires1960000
Bursa700000
Cairo2730000
Calcutta3970000
Calgary410000
Cali990000
Campinas1050000
Cape Town710000
Caracas460000
Casablanca1260000
Changchun710000
Changde370000
Changsha990000
Chengdu620000
Chennai (Madras)1840000
Chicago1040000
Chifeng190000
Chittagong3500000
Chongqing1140000
Cincinnati210000
Ciudad Juárez630000
Cleveland170000
Coimbatore690000
Cologne, Bonn50000
Columbus, Ohio230000
Conakry970000
Copenhagen30000
Córdoba410000
Curitiba1040000
Dakar1260000
Dalian290000
Dallas, Fort Worth1110000
Damascus750000
Daqing140000
Dar es Salaam2310000
Davao580000
Delhi9830000
Denver-Aurora580000
Detroit300000
Dhaka8950000
Dhanbad500000
Dortmund, Bochum40000
Douala930000
Dublin150000
Durban470000
Düsseldorf, Essen130000
East Rand (Ekurhuleni)1590000
Esfahan540000
Faisalabad1510000
Faridabad1180000
Fortaleza1040000
Frankfurt, Wiesbaden50000
Fukuoka, Kitakyushu200000
Fushun70000
Fuyu150000
Fuzhou, Fujian40000
Ghaziabad1400000
Goiânia770000
Grande Vitória560000
Guadalajara610000
Guangzhou90000
Guayaquil950000
Guiyang560000
Gujranwala930000
Hai Phong610000
Hamburg30000
Handan410000
Hangzhou600000
Hannover10000
Hanoi1560000
Harare420000
Harbin40000
Havana10000
Hefei260000
Helsinki130000
Heze890000
Ho Chi Minh City1690000
Hong Kong1050000
Houston1100000
Huaian220000
Huainan230000
Huzhou100000
Hyderabad700000
Ibadan860000
Inch'on360000
Indianapolis390000
Indore1190000
Istanbul2760000
Izmir810000
Jabalpur450000
Jaipur1870000
Jakarta7100000
Jamshedpur550000
Jidda1980000
Jilin210000
Jinan310000
Jingmen260000
Jining, Shandong280000
Jinxi420000
Johannesburg1230000
Kabul3130000
Kaduna530000
Kampala1030000
Kano1130000
Kanpur1310000
Kansas City180000
Kaohsiung160000
Karachi6740000
Karaj550000
Khartoum1830000
Khulna870000
Kinshasa4150000
Kochi (Cochin)410000
Kuala Lumpur330000
Kunming170000
Kuwait City210000
Kwangju220000
La Paz450000
Lagos9810000
Lahore3530000
Lanzhou210000
Las Vegas1100000
León400000
Leshan130000
Lille60000
Lima1970000
Linyi350000
Lisbon110000
Liuan, cn670000
Liupanshui330000
Los Angeles1030000
Luanda2120000
Lubumbashi850000
Lucknow1220000
Ludhiana710000
Luoyang490000
Lusaka510000
Lyon110000
Maceió540000
Madrid220000
Madurai220000
Managua520000
Manaus830000
Mannheim, Heidelberg20000
Maputo850000
Maracaibo790000
Maracay360000
Marseille, Aix-en-Provence70000
Mashhad550000
Mecca670000
Medan820000
Medellín1050000
Meerut660000
Melbourne550000
Memphis180000
Mendoza330000
Metro Manila2600000
Mexico City2570000
Miami1110000
Mianyang370000
Milwaukee130000
Minneapolis, St. Paul370000
Minsk20000
Mogadishu810000
Monterrey690000
Montevideo80000
Montréal280000
Moscow910000
Mosul610000
Multan780000
Mumbai (Bombay)7130000
Munich30000
Nagpur890000
Nairobi2070000
Nampho370000
Nanchang400000
Nanchong250000
Nanjing260000
Nanning290000
Nashik1050000
Neijiang200000
New Orleans50000
New York1780000
Newcastle, Gateshead150000
Ningbo80000
Nürnberg20000
Orlando350000
Osaka, Kobe210000
Ottawa180000
Palembang860000
Paris290000
Patna1440000
Perth280000
Peshawar750000
Philadelphia520000
Phnom Penh390000
Phoenix, Mesa1180000
Pingxiang, Jiangxi220000
Pittsburgh130000
Port-au-Prince1100000
Portland530000
Porto140000
Pôrto Alegre740000
Pretoria430000
Providence170000
Puebla90000
Pune (Poona)2860000
Pyongyang390000
Qingdao400000
Qiqihar80000
Quito480000
Rabat780000
Rajkot810000
Rawalpindi1070000
Recife770000
Rio de Janeiro1610000
Riverside, San Bernardino420000
Riyadh3060000
Rosario220000
Rotterdam60000
Sacramento370000
Salvador, br970000
San Antonio240000
San Diego390000
San Francisco, Oakland350000
San José460000
San Jose210000
San Juan200000
San Salvador390000
Sana'a1660000
Santa Cruz, bo1030000
Santiago1010000
Santo Domingo420000
São Paulo2960000
Sapporo150000
Seattle610000
Shantou650000
Shenyang360000
Shenzhen540000
Shijiazhuang440000
Shiraz370000
Singapore770000
Srinagar470000
St Petersburg40000
St. Louis190000
Stockholm170000
Stuttgart40000
Suining310000
Suqian240000
Surabaja980000
Surat3820000
Suwon680000
Suzhou, Jiangsu280000
Sydney730000
Tabriz420000
Taegu20000
Taejon210000
Taian170000
Taichung410000
Taiyuan350000
Tampa, St. Petersburg430000
Tangshan350000
Tashkent170000
Tegucigalpa450000
Tehran1440000
Tel Aviv-Jaffa780000
Tianjin750000
Tianmen580000
Tianshui270000
Tijuana760000
Tokyo1750000
Toluca1690000
Toronto1180000
Torreón150000
Tripoli650000
Tunis490000
Ujung Pandang540000
Ulsan100000
Vadodara740000
Valencia, vz1280000
Vancouver440000
Varanasi (Benares)350000
Vienna60000
Vijayawada320000
Virginia Beach160000
Visakhapatnam530000
Wanxian710000
Warsaw20000
Washington DC650000
Weifang250000
Wenzhou750000
Wuhan3000000
Wulumuqi (Urumqi), cn510000
Wuxi220000
Xian470000
Xiantao480000
Xiaoshan50000
Xinghua130000
Xintai60000
Xinyi170000
Xuzhou390000
Yancheng400000
Yangon1690000
Yantai390000
Yaoundé850000
Yixing100000
Yiyang590000
Yongzhou290000
Yueyang250000
Yulin, Guangxi450000
Yuzhou180000
Zaoyang300000
Zaozhuang470000
Zhanjiang690000
Zhengzhou600000
Zibo350000
Zigong180000

Another one : From the 366, the cities off which will DOUBLE or more in population between 2006 and 2020 : 

Note 1 : As the data is from a reliable source, I think some places also double in population because smaller cities merging into the mother city. 

Note 2 : First seeing this map I thought there is something wrong with the data; no balloons on China... And a zillion on India. However in retrospect, China has birth control, so maybe the cities really are not doubling in size till 2020. 

Last one, 9 European Continent cities growing more than 10% until 2020

( Below percentages are intrinsic to the 9 division, not the growth % )

FOR THE CURIOUS : When you look at the top right corner off a map, you see "EXPLORE". Clicking on it opens the Silk Visualization box. 

- Change the range 49-101 percent to see other growth rates

- pick a different tag to visualize that tag, refine/filter what you like.

- choose a different data template to see a circle diagram or others. 

Background

Global data and local data need to come together. As these maps do not exist, I started to mash some online data from UN etc together.

I am trying out Silkapp for this, as the toolset looks promising! In the future I want to be able to work also with locals to go from Macro maps to micro (even nano) maps collaboration. Useful for neighborhood co-creation development. 

Above a first experiment, water is the focus.


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