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Water Monsters: A Mobile Drinking Fountain for London

Water Monsters are mobile drinking fountains, conceived as part of the #OneLess Design Fellowship to help venues, retailers, events and places across London to tackle single-use plastic water bottles. The Monsters are designed for a range of urban venues and outdoor environments – an immediate and economical alternative to the installation of costly stationary fountains. Watch this DIF film to find out how the Monsters collect drinking water from existing fountains and taps, which they can later dispense to thirsty people on their route and encourage the uptake of refillable bottles. 

Beyond hydrating the capital, Water Monsters function as a living campaign to engage people, ease stigma around tap water and normalise refill culture.

As featured during the Disruptive Innovation Festival:


Water Monsters


Development stage


Portal Bot Nov 7, 2018

Status label added: Concept