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.
- 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.