Creating water from thin air

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Creating water from thin air

$1.75 Million

Prize Purse

The $1.75 million Water Abundance XPRIZE, powered by the Tata Group and Australia’s Aid Program, challenges teams to alleviate the global water crisis with energy-efficient technologies that harvest fresh water from thin air.

Fresh water for

Impact

Using 100 percent renewable energy, the Water Abundance XPRIZE seeks to create decentralized, affordable access to water, whenever and wherever people need it.

Over 780 million people in 43 countries are facing water scarcity due to lack of availability, uneven distribution and access, and contamination.

Zenia Tata

Prize Lead

The Grand Challenge

Water is a key element of life on our planet.

Yet over 780 million people in 43 countries are facing water scarcity due to lack of availability, uneven distribution and access, and contamination. While opportunities exist to augment currently available fresh water resources, including desalination and wastewater treatment, these approaches have been environmentally destructive and expensive thus far.

How to Win

The grand prize will be awarded to the team that can successfully create a device that:


Water Abundance XPRIZE Finalists

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