This Buoy Was Designed to Help Make Large Bodies of Water Drinkable

 - Oct 31, 2016
References: sarosdesalination & fastcoexist
The 'SAROS desalination buoy' was designed as part of a project to help clean up ocean water.

Desalination refers to the process of removing minerals and salts from saline water -- the kind of water found in oceans and seas around the world. On its own, ocean water is not fit for human consumption but desalination exists to change that fact. The SAROS buoy aims to make the process of desalination more cost-effective for communities in order to ease their access to drinking water and help resolve the problem of increasing water scarcity around the world. The buoy is powered with energy harnessed from the ocean waves it is placed in.

This buoy is an excellent method of increasing accessibility to water for poor or rural communities around the world in a way that is cost-effective, convenient and has a low impact on the environment.