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A Billboard that Produces Clean Drinking Water from the Air

Adele Peters

A Peruvian university worked with designers to create the world's first billboard with a tap: the billboard shows off some of the university's technology for making clean drinking water from humidity in the air. Lima's in a desert (though the air is humid), and water that residents draw from wells is often polluted. Interesting technology, and an interesting way to make a billboard better tell a story, and serve an actual need.

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  • Jamie Ellis

    This is such an incredible innovation! I'd love to see us adapting this technology in US.

  • Ankush Samant

    If only all the billboards have this mandatory requirement to use this technology and provide safe drinking water - most of the street dwellers will have a much better life!