Watergen, an Israeli company specializing in generating water from the air, is now helping the people in Syria who are in dire need of clean drinking water. The company recently provided one of its Water-from-Air Generators to local refugees living in a camp in Syria’s in Raqqa province. Water – the world’s most precious natural resource.
Imagine that! Israelis are helping the people of Syria, a country whose official policy is that Israel must not be allowed to even exist. This is why to get the people there the needed tech, Watergen worked through the Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees (MFA) to deliver the machine in an operation which they described as “complicated.”
The device is currently in operation at a medical facility and provides fresh drinking water to 500 refugees every day, MFA said. Soon Watergen will provide a second such water generator or use in a different medical facility.
Syria has been suffering through a civil war for years now. As with all such conflicts, countless people have been forced out of their homes and all manner of infrastructure – such as water lines – have been destroyed. Getting the refugees food and medical aid is easy compared to ensuring them enough fresh water to drink, cook with and use for cleaning. So what do you do?
Well, Watergen’s technology extracts water from the air by enabling the air to move fast into the patented Genius system in a significantly short time, ensuring greater efficiency and thus using less energy.
You know that icky feeling you get on your skin when it is really humid out. Heat is not so bad, but when it is also humid it feels like it’s many times worse.
That feeling results from the sweat not evaporating off of your skin because of the high level of water vapor in the air. That is humidity and that is why it occurs near large bodies of water. And now Watergen has a use for it.
Now, think about being able to turn that humidity into drinking water – you could kill two birds with one stone. First, you make the air more comfortable and then you provide yourself with drinking water too. This is what Watergen does. And it can do so in the middle of a desert.
With the Watergen tech, if you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, like a desert, with no source of water you just turn on the machine and it will extract water from the air. This tech can also be used in marshy areas with high humidity, but where the water may not be safe to drink.
Even the U.S. military has used the Watergen solution. Its machinery has been used in its military exercises to see how it can be applied during times of national emergency when the everyday services are disrupted.
“We are proud to participate in this life-saving initiative to improve the safety, health, and welfare of the region,” said Dr. Michael Mirilashvili, Watergen President and CEO of his company’s Syrian operation. “In doing so, we continue to fulfill Watergen’s mission to guarantee clean drinking water to all who need it, something we believe is a basic human right. The scarcity crisis is one of the most dangerous global challenges and Watergen in here to confront it and ensure that every human has access to clear drinking water no matter where he lives. Throughout history, conflicts have often been centered around controlling water sources. Today we are doing the opposite: building peace and a common future around a groundbreaking Israeli technology”.