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WaterMicronWorld-Atmospheric Water Generators

We make pure drinking water from the air.

From 30Liters to 5000Liters per day.

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It may not be as sexy as transforming sea water or building a cross-country conduit, but runoff from dirty dishes, lukewarm baths and toilet bowls holds promise – with a few caveats.
Why do we need water?
• Water makes up to 70% of an adult’s total body weight
• It helps rid the body of waste and regulates temperature
• Dehydration causes headaches, tiredness and loss of concentration
• Chronic dehydration can contribute to health problems such as kidney stones
“Literally you can dip a glass in and drink it, not saying I would, but you can do it,”
There’s a philosophical concern, which I would share, that people really don’t like washing or drinking water that has come from someone else’s toilet, no matter how much science has said it’s perfectly pure.
And the cost of cleaning the water presents another challenge.
Yes, you could treat dirty water back to a potable standard, they do that in places like Singapore, but energy prices are increasing all the time, and it’s quite costly to treat dirty water.
But that’s another story!
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For an island country, one possible solution is obvious. Desalination, or the process of converting salt water to drinking water, might seem a sure-fire solution.
Thames Water opened the first large-scale desalination plant in London in 2010. The £270m London facility was opened as a safeguard against water shortages like those in 2005 and 2006, and can supply 400,000 homes or 1m people with water.
The plant is only operational during periods of drought because of the costliness of running it.
Desalination remains a “very expensive, very power hungry” process”
We can always engineer water, we can build desalination plants all around the coast, but the cost and carbon impact would be huge.
Water is “heavy and incompressible, so if you start pumping it uphill, you pay lots of money”
Even after the water has been purified there’s the remaining challenge of what to do with the leftover salt.
Dropped back into the sea?
The WWF also warns large-scale seawater desalination could endanger marine life and is calling for further research into the tolerance of marine organisms and ecosystems to higher-salinity and brine waste.
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But what radical steps can be taken to stop the water crisis?
Spend billions on reservoirs?
One way to tackle temporary shortages is to keep more stock and that means more reservoirs.
Water companies have been keen to build new reservoirs for years, but permission from the authorities has not always been forthcoming, with the government instead demanding companies reduce leakage.
Thames Water wanted to build a £1bn reservoir in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, but the plans were rejected by the government. Anglian Water has also toyed with it in the past.
The water companies are keen, but Ofwat and the Environment Agency don’t seem to be.
That may be about to change though, as earlier this year, Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman pledged that changes to the planning system would make it easier to build reservoirs.
The EA says a number of new reservoirs are planned for after 2020 in southern England.
However the downside of reservoirs is they take a long time to plan and build, and come at a cost. Critics also argue they damage the environment and can create a substantial carbon footprint.
Colin Green, professor of water economics at the University of Middlesex, says part of the problem with reservoirs is they are a huge investment, and it is hard to predict how things will change in the next 40 years.
We built a lot of reservoirs in the 1960s in expectation of a lot of growth in industrial water consumption, which didn’t take place.
We don’t really want to build a lot of reservoirs now and then find we just spent hundreds of millions of pounds and the water sort of just sits there looking nice and we using it for boating.
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With hosepipe bans imminent, there is growing concern over drought in parts of the UK. But with population rising, how can a water crisis be averted?
After two unusually dry winters – which have left reservoirs, aquifers and rivers below normal levels – seven water companies across southern and eastern England are about to impose water restrictions.
If the dry weather continues during spring, the Environment Agency (EA) has warned the drought could spread.
The dire warnings bring back memories of 1976 – a year synonymous with sun, widespread water rationing and standpipes in the streets.
The so-called Great Drought of 1976 saw reservoirs dried up and turned into giant cracked mosaics of mud.
In Dorset, there were 45 days without any rain and for an unbroken stretch of 14 days, southern England clocked up temperatures in excess of 32C.
A Drought Act was passed, a minister was made responsible for handling the water shortage and stand-pipes were set up to provide a rationed supply of water.
But experts say population growth and climate change could spell a much grimmer future.
The Office for National Statistics predicts the population of the UK will rise by 10 million in the next 18 years – reaching 71.4 million by 2030, and 78.4 million by 2050.
Climate change projections for the UK also suggest that by the 2050s summer temperatures will increase and summer rainfall will decrease.
The worst-case scenario, according to the EA, is that total water demand in England and Wales could increase 35% by the 2050s.
Climate change projections, which indicate the temperature may rise by 1.3C to 4.6C across southern England by 2050, would lead to an 80% decrease in summer run-off water – gatherable rainfall – available.
It would also leave half of the river basins across England and Wales’s deficient during the summer months.
The scenarios are made up of complex social and economic assumptions, and the projections are not definite.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) and Northern Ireland Water say they have no short-term concerns about the current water storage situation, but Sepa says it is working on long-term projections.
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