Skysource x Skywater is proud to announce our participation in the Water ABundance XPRIZE competition.
The Capital of South Africa is facing a severe drought in the wake of both climate change and shortsighted water management.
"Cape Town relies on six main reservoirs for its drinking water; together these reservoirs can store 230 billion gallons (about 870,000 megaliters) of water. After back-to-back years of severe drought, these reservoirs hold just 26 percent of that total — a level that is likely to continue dropping until the rainy season starts in May. The time lapse, captured by the Landsat-8 satellite and published by NASA’s Earth Observatory, shows Cape Town’s largest reservoir, Theewaterskloof Dam, drying to just 13 percent capacity."
Go to The Verge's website for the full story: https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/1/16961258/cape-town-reservoir-water-shortage-climate-change-drought
This short video talks briefly about recent legislation that may enable carcinogens to find their way into California's drinking water. Unsafe levels of Chromium 6 is the culprit of contamination in this case, and it seems they could be here to stay after a judge in May ruled that previous restrictive legislation was not written properly.
World Economic Forum published a list of the top 10 breakout technologies this year, naming atmospheric water collection as the second most significant advancement.
We are proud to be a part of the X Prize for Water Abundance and very excited about the international team we have assembled to tackle this most important issue.
We are excited to announce that we will be partnering with Sustainable Surf on their latest initiative, DIYH20, which is aimed at showing people how anyone can become water self-reliant by producing their own supply of water with atmospheric water collection. As a start, we will be installing a Skywater Atmospheric Water Generator at The Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano.
Join us Friday, April 7th at the Ecology Center to get a sip of fresh water made from air, and enjoy the launch of DIYH20 and view a screening of Cyrus Sutton's new film 'Island Earth'
A recent article by National Geographic illustrates the massive difference in water consumption in different parts of the world. It is especially important that we are conscious of how much water we use, because clean fresh water is a critical resource even if it is easily available for us.
"From India to Bolivia, it was always the women who knew exactly how much water their family needed.
When photographer Ashley Gilbertson sat down in households across six countries to document water access for UNICEF, he’d ask them to tally their daily usage. Then he’d display the total amount used in plastic containers filled from the local source."