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Tower to Harvest Drinking Water from Air

                                                                               Photo Credit: Architecture and Vision

Arturo Vittori, an Italian designer, has designed an innovative water-harvesting tower that could help provide clean water for villagers in the remote area of Ethiopia and other parts of Africa. This water-harvesting tower is able to harvest water from atmospheric water vapour using nylon and polypropylene fibres as the medium to condense water. The designer named his invention the ‘WarkaWater Tower’, inspired by the local Warka tree, a large native fig tree commonly used as a community gathering space. Vittori claims that the tower is designed to ensure long-term environmental, financial and social sustainability and estimates approximately 25 gallons of water can be collected from it per day.


Date & Source: April 5, 2014; Inhabitat