Clean water for the world's poor

Just imagine if the industrialized nations weren't wasting their resources trying to stem chimerical anthropogenic climate warming and used them instead to provide the world with potable water, an increasingly doable thing, and one which would truly aid the world's impoverished: An architect pursuing a PhD at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and his colleague have devised a low-tech way to collect dew from the air and turn it into fresh water. Their invention recently won an international competition seeking to make clean, safe water available to millions around the world. The brainchild of Technion Architecture and Building Planning grad student Joseph Cory and his colleague Eyal Malka, "WatAir," is an inverted pyramid array of panels that collects dew from the air and turns it into fresh water in almost any climate. Inspired by the dew-collecting properties of leaves, one 315 sq ft unit can extract a minimum of 48 liters of fresh water from the air each day....(Read Full Post)