Just as wildlife, climate change, and pollution are important, clean water is too. Water isn’t vital to just human health and hygiene: without access to water, many industrial processes simply aren’t possible, leading to immense economic and societal challenges on top of the human toll it takes. Close to one billion people around the world — about one-eighth the global population — struggle to access clean water. In the face of a crisis so massive, all solutions need to be truly unprecedented.
As the perils of the global water crisis have come into full view, scientists and environmentalists have proposed innovative, forward-thinking solutions. Each solution, though, has come with constraints that prevent it from adequately addressing the crisis.
Artificial groundwater recharging. This method allows many water-lacking regions to draw water directly from the earth. Water that enters the earth’s soil following precipitation is stored there in porous rock layers known as aquifers, and in artificial groundwater recharging, water is injected into aquifers for year-round agricultural access. However, industrial processes, pollution, and soil erosion regularly deplete aquifers, and injecting water into aquifers often clogs their pores, which can lead to sulfide-contaminated water.
Graphene filters. Advanced technology corporation Lockheed Martin has engineered a filter made of graphene, a material in which layers of hexagonally-arranged carbon atoms layer atop each other. Graphene is essentially thus one atom thick, so Lockheed Martin claims this filter can drastically improve water flow during reverse osmosis desalination and reduce the amount of energy the process requires by as much as 20%, even at high temperatures and pressures. However, desalination has long been known as a process too expensive to offer a viable solution to the global water crisis.
Fog catchers. Residents of fog-heavy areas have come up with unique solutions too. Similar to an atmospheric water generator in principle, fog catchers are large mesh nets that trap fog moisture and condense it. Although the water produced is fully clean, the largest existent fog catcher system only produces enough water for 160 people to use. Despite fog catcher systems existing in many African and South American regions, they can’t properly scale up to meet the demands of the global water crisis.
Clearly, an even more ambitious, creative solution is needed.
At TUAFI, we strive for water generation methods that create clean, contaminate-free water in amounts large enough to properly counter the global water crisis. That’s why we’ve devised an atmospheric water generation (AWG) factory to create massive amounts of clean water. Here’s how our AWG factory meets the demands of the global water crisis.
The growing scarcity of water across the world impacts the lives of all people. The situation is already dire — if we wait too long, things will only get worse.
A future so imposing demands not just unparalleled innovation, but the resources to bring an idea to life. That’s why we’re using Fundable to help make our factory a reality. Click here to learn more about our dream for a future in which people all over the world will never again struggle to access clean water.