Now more than ever, there is a crucial need for new, reliable and locally-controlled water sources around the world. Water supplies are not always available and will be more difficult to rely on in the future due to regions competing for shares of distant water imports. These challenges, along with expected population growth, cause for a need to find new ways to maximize annual sustainable yield of the groundwater basin. The Restored Water identity concept was strongly influenced by the process of taking highly treated wastewater that would have previously been discharged into the Pacific Ocean and purifying it using a three-step advanced treatment process.
The approach was to create a brand that would be a blueprint for water agencies throughout the world in order to help solve local water supply issues. Restored Water’s identity concept was inspired by patterns found in groundwater filtration systems while the packaging concept inspiration came from mixing clean lines with stainless steel, glass, and recycled wood materials. The final system resulted in the creation of a line of reusable water canteens that convey a modern and minimalistic approach to design while still functioning as a piece of art in the household.