The Hydration Stations Project is addressing the issue of Downtown Phoenix’s unhoused
population’s disproportionately low accessibility to clean and safe drinking water. The issue is a
matter of public health and sustainability, as it is linked to an increased risk of dehydration, poor
hygiene, and other heat-related illnesses as well as excessive waste of single-use plastic. The
Hydrations Stations team is currently working with the Human Services Campus in Downtown
Phoenix to design a water-dispensing and reusable bottle-sanitizing mechanism, which will be
made accessible to the unhoused population. Several designs are in the working, all focusing on
the sanitization aspect of the project and hygiene education.