What if we could capture water out of thin air as a way to solve the global water crisis?
Well, it’s actually possible thanks to David Hertz and Rich Groden, two California designers, who recently won a $1.5 Million reward for their SkySource invention, Wedew.
“Wedew is a versatile, self-contained, sustainable energy-water generator. The machine converts biomass into essential human resources while sequestering would-be greenhouse gases into the ground.” [www.skysource.org]
Here’s how it works:
Wedew creates biochar fertilizer and clean drinking water in a completely self-contained zero-waste system.
“We are very honored to have received this magnificent award, $1.5M Water Abundance XPRIZE. It’s been over two-years of hard work, competing against 97 teams from 27 countries to collect a minimum of 2,000 liters of water per day from the atmosphere using 100 percent renewable energy, at a cost of no more than 2 cents per liter.” says David Hertz.
The Water Abundance XPRIZE competition, powered by the Tata Group and Australia’s Aid Program, funds solutions for water needs in insecure regions, usually supporting people after major emergencies and disasters.
The Wedew shipping container device can be deployed anywhere regardless of how harsh the climate or infrastructure is. The machine converts biomass, like wood, into essential human resources while at the same time sequestering greenhouse gases into the ground.
Did you know that less than 1% of water on the planet is fresh water and that more fresh water exists in the atmosphere than in all the rivers on earth? There is a vast supply of water waiting in the sky!
The Wedew device has great potential to serve humanity and we hope it gets full backing from aid workers and leading world nations to bring water where it’s needed most.