Water – the secret of life
It’s 4pm and it’s quite hot outside. You’ve been working harder than Rambo since 8am and you feel as thirsty as a camel. Luckily, there is a kitchen in your workplace, so you decide to turn on the tap and drink that clean liquid which revitalises and makes you feel great again. WATER. Sounds pretty straight-forward, doesn’t it? At least for a part of the world population AKA us, it is. However, drinking clean water might not be such an easy business in some other locations of the globe.
“According to the Thewaterproject, 783 million people do not have access to clean and safe water worldwide”
It sounds a bit difficult to believe from our perspective, specially for us Brits who are tired of seeing water pouring from the sky day after day (except during “Flaming June”.)
Let’s imagine for a second that we were born in a country where access to water is a bit restricted. Now, let’s come back to the previous situation. It’s still 4pm and you are still really thirsty after being working all day long. However, when you are about to open the water tap, your colleague reminds you of the water cuts due to the water shortage. The only option for you is a water well located 7 miles away from your work.
I know, I know, not an enviable position to be in, but many people are. What we want to hear about – down to earth and applicable solutions to solve these issues and how can we all help! And that’s probably what the guys from Waterseer thought when they developed a turbine prototype which could create up to 37 litres of pure water a day. And what is better, it can extract the water from the atmosphere/soil, with a cleverly designed mechanism! Incredible, isn’t it? Watch the video below and discover how this works.
If you liked the idea, you can contribute here to make this project possible.
In QCS UK, we are aware of this kind of problems faced by a significant part of the population as we work with many partners in developing countries. We are really excited with the thought of helping communities by transporting similar technology.
What is your opinion? Do you know any other technology that could help to tackle water issues in developing communities?