More so even than food, water shortages are the gravest danger many people around the world face. For 768 million, finding water is a daily struggle, and 1,400 children age five or younger die every day from water-based diseases.
Designer Arturo Vittori has one solution: His nearly 30-foot tall WarkaWater towers can collect over 25 gallons of portable water from the air each day.
Vittori notes that each tower can be built quickly – less than a week – and is relatively inexpensive (~$550 USD), in addition to using locally available materials.
When completed, the towers are 88 pounds, 26 feet wide at their widest, and only a few feet wide at their slimmest.
Vittori is now looking for financial rainmakers, who can then help ensure these tree-inspired structures are widely distributed.
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