Eliminating Water Insecurity in Remote or Impoverished Communities
Nearly 1.6 million Americans don't have access to clean water and indoor plumbing. Globally this sort of water insecurity is exponentially worse. Accessible, abundant, clean drinking water means improved livelihoods and health, and of course, more time — time and energy that the people can use to focus on conservation and living sustainable, abundant lives.
In a remote part of Colombia, high-tech glass panels are helping residents of Bahia Hondita become water secure, thanks to a partnership between Zero Mass Water and Conservation International.
A set of 149 “hydropanels” that can supply 22,000 liters of fresh water each month were installed in the coastal community in December 2019. The panels use sunlight to draw water vapor out of the atmosphere, concentrate it, and then infuse it with minerals. In less than an hour, a single panel can fill up a glass of water.