Creating water from thin air
The $1.75 million Water Abundance XPRIZE, powered by the Tata Group and Australia’s Aid Program, challenges teams to alleviate the global water crisis with energy-efficient technologies that harvest fresh water from thin air.
Fresh water for
Using 100 percent renewable energy, the Water Abundance XPRIZE seeks to create decentralized, affordable access to water, whenever and wherever people need it.
Over 780 million people in 43 countries are facing water scarcity due to lack of availability, uneven distribution and access, and contamination.
The Grand Challenge
Yet over 780 million people in 43 countries are facing water scarcity due to lack of availability, uneven distribution and access, and contamination. While opportunities exist to augment currently available fresh water resources, including desalination and wastewater treatment, these approaches have been environmentally destructive and expensive thus far.