In Ethiopia, women and children have to walk several miles to collect water from shallow, unprotected ponds. A solution to this problem was designed by Arturo Vittori and Andreas Vogler of [Architecture and Vision](http://www.architectureandvision.com/projects/chronological/84-projects/art/492-073-warkawater-2012?showall=&start=1). It’s called the WarkaWater and its 29-foot-tall bamboo framework has special fabric hanging on the inside that collects potable water from the air by condensation. The material used for the structure is the locally sourced giunco, iron wire for the connections, and polyethylene textile. The structure can be lifted and fixed to the ground by 4 people so scaffolding is not needed and the fabric can be easily lowered for maintenance. It also has a solar panel for illumination at night. The Warka Water is practical and inexpensive, and because it can collect up to 26 gallons of water a day, it is truly a Tree of Life.
According to the UN, 783 million people do not have access to clean water. Can you imagine what it would be like to walk miles everyday to get water that isn't even clean?
The Warka Water is a brilliant idea! If you agree, share this with your friends and family. It may inspire them to create one or something similar!