The Dewdrop Tree Was Designed to Combat Desert Water Shortage

By: Vasiliki Marapas - May 15, 2015
References: youtube & yankodesign
The Dewdrop Tree is almost a call to action for other designers to address the water shortage that many desert and third-world countries are experiencing.

Though policies are in place to help solve this problem, the restrictions of cost and technical power keep them from being impactful. The Dewdrop Tree, on the other hand, is designed to solve the water shortage more directly.

The design takes advantage of the fact that, in clear desert climates, dewdrops are likely to form. The problem is, because of the heat, these drops of moisture disappear almost instantly. The design employs the use of PCM (Phase Change Material) to collect large amount of these dewdrops, ultimately proposing a more effective solution. In effect, the Dewdrop Tree functions much like a regular tree collecting water.