Tidal Change

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Project Description


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.


Data Story


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.


Evidence of Work

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Team DataSets

Deep Ocean Data - Global Seascapes

Description of Use: This source was used to provide an idea of the way that litter effected the ocean and the spots that litter / debris ends up. This helped design the project and the 5 year plan

Data Set

Proposed Sewerage Mains

Description of Use: This Data Set was used to analyse how we would know where to place the units. Based off of this, we created the 5 year plan as we saw where our units needed to go

Data Set

Main Material Types Littered

Description of Use: We used this data to find out what the most common materials littered were, and to then use this to predict how small we needed the mesh of the net to be.

Data Set

Challenges

Increased participation in Plastic Free July

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)?

Go to Challenge | 18 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Thrive or survive: how can we adapt for the future?

What will Australia in 2050 look like?

Go to Challenge | 38 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Waterwise

How can we protect and preserve our water resources?

Go to Challenge | 22 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

🌟 Community “Clean, Green and Lean” Rewards

Develop a business solution which encourages people to live an active and green lifestyle, incentivised by a digital perks system, offered in partnership with local businesses.

Go to Challenge | 15 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Innovative ways to be efficient with water

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.

Go to Challenge | 26 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

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