'Dewpal' is the name of a unique water collector that's been created by a team of researchers from the University of Ghent in Belgium who believe that 3D printing will have a part to play in solving water scarcity.
The 3D-printed device boasts a simple shape that was inspired by the fogstand beetle, which has a shape that helps it collect water from the air for survival in the desert. The system is able to passively collect water from condensation in the air, without the need for any energy input. Since the processes that typically involve converting non-potable water into water that's fit for human consumption can be both both laborious and costly, this passive system could prove to be revolutionary.
Currently, the team is running a crowdfunding campaign through Gofundme in order to further the development of this innovative water collector.