Droughts devastate many countries, and the Airdrop irrigation concept hopes to alleviate this parched problem. The winner of the 2011 James Dyson Award, which challenged participants to design something that solves a problem, this device harvests water out of warm air for irrigation.
Designed by Melbourne design student Edward Linacre, the Airdrop irrigation concept was born from experience with Australia's own challenging agricultural conditions. The Airdrop irrigation concept employs the use of a solar powered turbine fan that works to drive air underground through a network of piping, which rapidly cools the air to the temperature of the soil causing it to reach 100% humidity, producing the water.
Kudos to Edward Linacre and hopefully the Airdrop irrigation concept sees the light of day.