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by ABC News,

A family living in a remote aboriginal community in Western Australia has used crowd funding to solve a serious water contamination problem. After discovering their only source of water contained high levels of uranium the people of Buttah Windee raised enough money to build a water treatment plant. Copyright to: ABC News and MSN

by Dominique Bayens for ABC Mid West,

A fight for safe drinking water at Buttah Windee in Western Australia has been a fight for the survival of the community, and a battle they are proud to have won on their own. Almost a decade ago, resident Andrew Binsiar discovered the community’s water was tainted with naturally occurring uranium at more than twice […]

by Fast Company,

In Jamaica, bottled water is often seen as a necessity, even though the country struggles so much with plastic pollution that the government recently implemented a countrywide ban on plastic bags, straws, and Styrofoam. At the children’s ward of a local hospital, for example, tap water isn’t safe to drink, particularly for children with compromised immune systems. It […]

by Las Vegas Review Journal,

When you purchase a bottle of water, do you think about where it came from? When you turn on the sink faucet, do you expect water to always come out? Water is a basic human need, but it’s something we often take for granted. Globally, over 840 million people are without access to clean drinking […]

by BBC,

“Around the world, approximately 2.1 billion people don’t have access to clean drinking water. In the African continent alone, women and girls spend 40 billion hours collecting water each year. Everyone experiences water stress, at best case it’s expensive and inconvenient – at worst it is fatal,” says Cody Friesen, CEO of water technology company […]

by Inc.,

Zero Mass Water uses some nifty science to squeeze potable water from the air. Founder Cody Friesen, a materials scientist and associate professor at Arizona State University, spent nearly seven years developing the SOURCE Hydropanel. Using solar power, a single system can produce enough drinking water for two to three people each day–even in desert […]

by NBC News Portland,

Special solar panels are turning air into drinking water. Instead of producing electricity for the building, the panels produce drinking water by pulling moisture out of the air.   Here’s how the panels work: Air is drawn into the unit. The solar panel in the center produces heat. That heat creates a water vapor that is […]

by Business Insider,

Around the world, approximately 2.1 billion people do not have immediate access to clean drinking water. A startup called Zero Mass Water aims to make clean water easily accessible to more people around the world. In 2015, it launched its first product, Source — a solar panel array that harvests and filters water from vapor […]

by Inc.,

“When the power cut out at the Consumer Electronics Show -the world’s biggest annual tech show in Las Vegas- for nearly two hours on Wednesday, most demonstrators were out of luck. But not Zero Mass Water. The startup, which relies on solar energy, was set up outside under the bright Nevada sun. So while hordes of attendees tried […]

by ABS CBN,

Harvesting water from the atmosphere, using the same principle of solar panels, provides a renewable source of quality drinking water, one of its proponents said Thursday. Access to drinking water is a global constraint and Zero Mass Water Inc hopes to address this with its technology, said its CEO Cody Friesen. “We basically take special […]