With Charity:Water

Clean Water Icon Collection

The lack of access to clean, safe drinking water is at the root of many challenges in developing nations. We partnered with Charity: Water during the Future of Web Design Conference to create a new set of clean water icons. Charity:Water’s mission to bring clean, safe drinking water to people in developing countries informed the focus of the Iconathon.

During the event we created symbols for referents that ranged from “Dirty Water” to “BioSand Filter.” Creating a universal way to visually communicate these ideas is important because so many languages are spoken in the developing nations where water is scarce. Below are some examples of the symbols created. You can view all the symbols here.

Rainwater Catchment Icon
BioSand Filter Icon
Latrine Icon

A big thanks to Future Insights, Charity: Water, and all the volunteers who helped make this possible.


Originally published at iconathon.org on December 11, 2012.