We’re familiar with turning water into wine, but how about air into water? And with a drought-stricken country like ours, it sounds like a dream, except it’s not. It’s just advanced technology.
Award winning company Watergen, which uses Israeli technology manufactured in the US, literally draws water out of thin air.
Such technology couldn’t come to Australia fast enough. According to the latest report, drought conditions remain widespread across New South Wales, particularly in the entire western area of the state which are at a heightened levels of risk given extremely low rainfall.
If such technology could be harnessed to help our drought stricken areas, it would be utterly transformative. Indeed, according to various news reports, Watergen is currently providing its life saving innovative drinking water solution to the US, Mexico, India, Vietnam, Brazil, South Africa, Russia and China.
This is how the Watergen machine works: The atmospheric water generator takes in ambient air through a filter, and cools at its dew point, extracting water through condensation. The water is then purified, mineralised, and is ready and safe to drink.
Watergen's innovative technology uses the air around us as the solution, which is an unlimited resource for fresh water. The products are completely independent, requiring no infrastructure except electricity which is supplied from a generator thereby making it usable by anyone. It also eliminates the need for a plastic drinking bottles.
The amount of water produced depends on the size of the generator. A small one can yield 25-30 litres a day for home or office use, while others can generate from 600 litres to 5000 litres per day, which can provide water to approximately 2500 people per day.
As fortunate city dwellers who can simply switch on a tap for a drink, the same can still not be said of much of the developing world who face this crisis on a daily basis.
"As the world's water crisis worsens due to a lack of clean drinking water, Watergen stands ready with its revolutionary technology to provide safe clean drinking water to the world,” President of Watergen USA Yehuda Kaploun said.