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Solar energy in progress along with natural water collection. Photo by: Pexels.com
Solar energy in progress along with natural water collection. Photo by: Pexels.com

How Nature's Breadcrumbs Show Humans How to Collect and Preserve Water

Traditional forms of water management is being tested and refined each year as the global population continues to increase.

Recently, the American Association for the Advancement of Science reported that a group of researchers for Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that it is possible to capture and collect water from the atmosphere with the use of low-grade heat produced by solar energy.

MIT added that in a report last year in Science Advances they reported that four billion people, with two billion of those people living in India and China, continue to face “severe water scarcity at least one month of the year.”

The TED Talk featuring Arturo Vittori covers an invention he created called Warka Water. His $1000 tree-like structure can on average collect 1000 liters of water everyday. Arturo Vittori plans to help bring his environmental structure to India to help with the water crisis in the country.

His environment-friendly setup is another one of the latest developments in clean energy technology.

Drawing water out of air | Arturo Vittori | TEDxBangalore