Water is an essential resource but we constantly battle against too much, too little or poor quality water. Professional understanding water and the water cycle is important but bringing this understanding to everyone of all ages will help us to appreciate and manage our water resources sustainably now and in the future. Our aim is to provide an online hub for schools, clubs and organisations to download useful information ...more »
To create an interactive playbox which mixes layers of physical data with visual animation and feedback. The real-life sand in the box can be played with and the data is fed into the computer. The software processes parameters such as the height of the sand and hand motions made by the users; and then projects back onto the sand visual geographical information, including elevation, contour lines, rainfall and water flow ...more »
Recent flooding in Cumbria and Yorkshire have shown that many areas are at risk of flooding. Yet many people will not understand the impact of the catchment in flooding. In the US, there are several sites which educate the public about catchments, letting people know what they are, mapping their location and detailing their importance. They also aim to foster a sense of shared purpose and responsibility between communities ...more »
In storms sewage can overflow into rivers or lakes. However, if there are blockages, miss connections or the water levels are too high then sewage can over flow all the time. This sewage becomes an environmental hazard. The idea is to use water proof RFID (Radio Freq Identifier) tags that are flushed down toilets/drains to help map route of sewage. If tags re-appear at exists into rivers or sea outlet when there are no ...more »
RoutaBout is an on line solution to increase awareness of cycling infrastructure, especially bikeparks and BMX tracks, enabling people to move more safely between places and receive rewards for their exertions, whilst improving their performance and cycling abilities.
Our idea will enable businesses to recycle their computer equipment for use in schools to encourage learning about sustainability through Minecraft.