Tuesday, June 28, 2016
60 million people in the mountainous regions of Ethiopia lack safe water. Women and children walk each day for miles to ponds with contaminated water which they collect and carry back in heavy plastic containers. Lack of clean water is a major source of disease.
Could Warka Water provide a solution? WW is a vertical bamboo structure designed to harvest potable water from the atmosphere (it collects rain, harvests fog and dew). Easily assembled, it is estimated to collect up to 26.4 gal (100 L) of drinking water every day.
The name of the project comes from the Warka Tree, a giant wild fig tree native to Ethiopia. It is an important part of the local culture and ecosystem, providing its fruit and a gathering place for the community.
Learn more about WarkaWater