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CREATING WATER FROM THIN AIR

The Water Abundance XPRIZE is a $1.75 million competition, challenging teams to alleviate the global water crisis with energy-efficient technologies that harvest fresh water from thin air. Teams will revolutionize access to fresh water by creating a device that extracts a minimum of 2,000 liters of water per day from the atmosphere using 100% renewable energy, at a cost of no more than 2 cents per liter.

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REVOLUTIONIZE ACCESS TO FRESH WATER

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  • Half of the global population lives in areas where water tables are rapidly falling.
  • There are over 3 quadrillion gallons of untapped water in the atmosphere, or enough to meet the needs of every person on the planet for a year.
  • By 2025, an estimated 1.8 billion people will live in areas plagued by water scarcity.

PRIZE PROGRESS

October 2016
Prize Launch & Registration Opens
October 2016
Competition Guidelines Open for Public Comment
November 2016
Public Comments Close for Competition Guidelines
December 2016
Final Competition Guidelines Released
April 28, 2017
Registration Deadline
May 2017
Virtual Team Summit
November 2017
Round 1 Testing on Extraction
December 2017
Team Summit
January 2018
Announcement of Top 5 Teams for Round 2
April 2018
Team Summit
June 2018
Round 2 Testing Begins
June 2018
Round 2 Testing Ends
July 2018
Deadline for Business Plan Submission by Teams
August 2018
Award and Announcement of Grand Prize Winner

Media Mentions

December 15, 2016
When T Pradeep, professor at IIT Madras, began to work on solving the world’s water scarcity problem, one of his first inspirations was the darkling beetles living in deserts. 
December 6, 2016

Sponsors hope everyday ‘makers’ can jump-start progress in smartphone voice recognition, carbon emissions and new uses for canned tuna.

November 21, 2016
XPRIZE, an organization that calls itself an ‘innovation engine’, believes that “solutions can come from anyone, anywhere” and that “some of the greatest minds remain untapped”.

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