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Making Water From (Almost) Nothing

David Hertz tending Skywater tanks.

It just seems like magic.  A machine uses wood chips and a few other ingredients to pull moisture out of the air, to produce water.  30 gallons a day, in the smallest unit. 

The name is apt: Skywater; it just won the XPrize competition by perfecting a technology to provide fresh water to places that need it.  David Hertz is the co-founder of the Skywater/Skysource Alliance. He spends a few minutes talking about how he and his partners came up with the idea.  

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