Inspiration in nature



Nature has been the lifeblood of creators and artists for centuries. But seldom does an artist give back to nature after being inspired from it. Italian artist, architect and designer drew inspiration from the magnificent local Warka tree (a kind of fig tree native to Ethiopia) to design WarkaWater Towers, which literally suck drinking water from air and trap it for consumption. About 30 ft tall, these WarkaWater Towers, also called “flower basket”, may be just the answer for African countries where access to drinking water remains one of the biggest challenges. 

 

On an average, each tower -- made of natural local fibre -- can collect nearly 25 gallons of portable water in one day by catching water in the atmosphere and then condensing this water vapour into a basin below. Not only do these towers give you drinking water closer home, they ensure that people in the region don’t have to consume contaminated water. It’s cost effective, too. 



One tower costs about $550 (about Rs 35,750) and can be made by a team of four in less than seven days. Initial research and testing on the towers has been encouraging and the designer hopes the trend will catch on. 

For us back home with drinking water an arm’s length away, let’s not take that glass of water for granted.

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At Sustainable Green Initiative, we plant trees to help the fight against climate change and also hunger, poverty and rural migration.  By planting a tree through us, you help in doing your bit to mitigate your carbon footprint and carry on the fight against hunger, poverty and climate change.

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At Sustainable Green Initiative, we plant trees to help the fight against climate change and also hunger, poverty and rural migration.  By planting a tree through us, you help in doing your bit to mitigate your carbon footprint and carry on the fight against hunger, poverty and climate change.



Read: Earth Day 2014: Global warming - The soil connection