Treadle Pump

Problem to be solved: Eco-Friendly Architecture

Millions of refugees displaced by poverty, oppression, war and natural disaster. Most end up living
in canvas tents of a basic design that are hot in summer, cold in winter. On World Refugee Day
in June, the Ikea Foundation unveiled a new flat-pack refugee shelter with a modular design and
solar panel designed to help improve living conditions for refugees.


Treadle pumps free farmers from dependence on rain-fed irrigation, provide capacity to raise
crops in two growing seasons per year, and help farmers maximize return on their small plots
of land. Pump prices, including installation, range between US$20 and $100 based on country of
purchase and type of pump.

Designer: IDEOrg
Country: Bangladesh
Year: 1985

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