Revolutionary and inexpensive technology allows drinking water to be extracted from the air

The warkawater are water collecting towers capable of supplying a family of seven members. Their cost is negligible compared to that of a well and they improve the quality of life of an entire community.

The project being carried out by the Italian designer Arturo Vittori and the Swiss architect Andreas Vogler, from the studio Architecture and Vision, It is based on an easily assembled bamboo structure that does not require the help of machinery. Inside it has a breathable fabric based on nylon capable of collecting moisture from the air and that will allow to collect between twenty and thirty liters of water in a single night. Enough to supply a family of seven members.

The design is reminiscent of the country’s native trees, the warka, as they are vital to the community. Around them the towns and families go about their daily lives, there they meet and talk and pass on knowledge from generation to generation. However, these great pillars, both social and natural, are disappearing.

One of the main reasons why the third world remains below the threshold of development is the lack of drinking water. Without the liquid element, you can already carry the internet, there will be no people to connect. That is why this project is vital for Ethiopia, where a water collection tower would cost less than $550 (400 euros approx.) and a well with an extractor pump $14,000 (more than 10,000 euros).

One of the main reasons why the third world remains below the threshold of development is the lack of drinking water. Without the liquid element, you can already carry the internet, there will be no people to connect. That is why this project is vital for Ethiopia, where a water collection tower would cost less than $550 (400 euros approx.) and a well with an extractor pump $14,000 (more than 10,000 euros).


Source: Diario Ecologia by diarioecologia.com.

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