Relief Solutions
Zareh Sharan, Afghanistan

Refugees in Afghanistan face many problems, potable water being chief among them. The average New Yorker uses seventy gallons of water a day. For survival the typical adult requires a minimum of 2 gallons a day: for drinking, cooking, and hygiene. A refuge has to procure and carry all the water they use for both themselves and their families. These four solutions are presented as a way to help the United Nations with the water issues of refugees. A Large distribution plant: where all supplies are stored. A Medium size water station: with both potable and gray water systems, as well as a covered gathering space. A Small sleeping unit for aid workers: which attaches to the distribution plant, but can also fit on the back of a truck. And an X-small hard shell harness for carrying gallon jugs of water long distances.