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Warka Water Will Harness Drinking Water From the Air

 - Jan 27, 2015
References: kickstarter & gizmag
Warka Water is an off-the-grid bamboo tower, designed by Italian firm Architecture and Vision, that can literally grab safe drinking water out of thin air. This tower is claimed to be able to collect up to 100 liters of water per day without needing to use hyper-expensive infrastructure.

The Warka Water will be secured to the ground with ropes. Its tower comprises a lightweight woven bamboo structure, while a plastic mesh retains water droplets from passing fog. The droplets then fall into a collector and tank. Rainwater and dew also collect in the tank.

There's still a lot of work to be done however, because while the structure is rated as being good for ten years, its success will depend on how durable it is. However this looks like a promising way of solving water shortages.