31 Aug '15, 6pm

Solar-powered handheld WaterDrop produces cool drinking water in the desert

By 2040, 33 countries are expected to face extreme water stress, according to the World Resources Institute , making the race to develop innovative solutions more furious than ever. Ap Verheggen has been on the cutting-edge of solar thought experiments for several years. You may recall his SunGlacier – a conceptual solar-powered leaf that produces water in the desert. Now he’s back with WaterDrop, a handheld solar-powered device that produces condensation for drinking. Ap acknowledges the concept is a bit like science fiction, but solar technology has taken huge strides in recent years, so it’s worth giving it a closer look.

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