Water Ownership in the Age of Changing Climate Patterns
Water, electricity, and food are significant vulnerabilities worsened by climate change. Providing for survival now requires independent ownership over these vital resources. Moving beyond infrastructure-centric solutions that worsen existing water extraction rates is thus critical. Zero Mass Water’s SOURCE Hydropanels use only sunlight and air to make drinking water and therefore represent the resource access needs of the 4th Industrial Revolution amidst the uncertainty of climate change and increasing population pressures.
Together with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Philippine National Electrification Administration (NEA), Zero Mass Water’s SOURCE Hydropanels were commissioned at eight installation sites in the Philippines. They include local agricultural communities, mountainous and rural villages, all of which faced severe water shortages. This project has proven the viability of the technology while paving the way for a more inclusive, community-based water solution in the Philippines.