Water Extraction XPRIZE
Nearly one billion people on Earth lack adequate access to safe drinking water and 1.5 million children die per year of water-borne diseases. In terms of supply, 97% of the Earth’s water is salt water, and an additional two percent is tied up in polar ice caps, leaving less than 1% as accessible fresh water. 70% of the global population lives near coastlines, while 100% of us have access to the sky. What if we had an affordable, efficient way to extract water from the sea or the sky?