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Warka Water can be a possible solution in arid lands. Here’s the story.

Warka Water Based on the concept of “Every drop counts” Warka Water designed by the architect Arturo Vittori is eliminating people’s thirst in arid lands, where people are forced to consume unhygienic water for their daily consumption.


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Air always contains a certain amount of water, irrespective of local ambient temperatures and humidity conditions. This makes it possible to produce water from air almost anywhere in the world. Locations with high rates of aerosol and humidity are best to install Warka Water.


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Warka Water is a vertical structure designed to harvest potable water from the atmosphere (it collects rain, harvests fog and dew). A sphere shaped structure can collect up to 100 liters of water per day out of thin air. The objective is to give to the community up to 100 L (26.4 gal) of drinking water every day.

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Here’s the story and concept behind Warka Water:

The Warka Water is made of bamboo and banana fiber twine only. The architect Arturo Vittori designed the Warka Water to convert fog and dew into potable water. The project doesn’t require any electricity or mechanical power. The concept is based on gravity, evaporation and condensation. One Warka water costs around 1000$ and can be easily assembles in a day without the use of any power tools. Around the world 1.1 billion people don’t have access to safe and clean water. 37% of those people live in Sub-Saharan Africa. The invention could help eliminate the world’s thrist need.





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Warka Water is an alternative water source to rural population that faces challenges in accessing drinkable water. It’s a tool that can provide clean water in selected areas, particularly in mountainous regions where conventional pipelines will never reach and where water is not available from wells.

WW not only provides a fundamental resource for life – water – but also creates a social place for the community, where people can gather under the shade of its canopy for education and public meetings.

Here’s Arturo speaking about his project at Ted- X, Bangalore:

The name of the project ‘Warka’ comes from the Warka Tree, which is a giant wild fig tree native to Ethiopia. It constitutes a very important part of the local culture and ecosystem by providing its fruit and a gathering place for the community