Developed by VICI-Labs, in partnership with UC Berkeley and the National Peace Corps Association, the ‘Water Seer’ is a sustainable device that uses condensation to create clean water from the atmosphere. Without an external power source and with no emissions, it is able to generate 11 gallons of water daily. A prototype device has already been tested and was finalized in August 2016.
In areas of the world with troublesome water shortages, the Water Seer can be seen as the first step toward a enduring solution. Planted six or more feet into the soil, the device is basically a vertical wind turbine, drawing air into a subterranean chamber. As this subterranean chamber is cooled by the surrounding earth, water is able to condense into a reservoir (in a sort of ‘artificial well’). From this point, locals can extract clean, safe drinking water throughout the day and night. Pure and simple as they say themselves! For us, almost magical!