University of Newcastle: Future Drought Fund win for ‘Hydro Harvester’

The technology was developed by University researchers to help address drinking water shortages in drought-affected communities by utilising previously ‘untapped’ water resources.

By extracting moisture from the atmosphere, the Hydro Harvester can produce high-quality drinking water when are where it is required most. The funding will help take the technology from its current pilot scale and see the research team design, construct and commission a modular, container-based system that can be deployed to communities under extreme water shortages.

​​​​​​​While the main application of the technology is to provide drinking water in times significant drought, it has a range of other applications, such as creating emergency water supplies for livestock to avoid complete destocking during droughts and allow for a faster economic recovery.

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