UTEC, the University of Engineering and Technology was about to open the application period for 2013, so they needed to call students' attention.
Lima and its surrounding villages are located in the coastal desert of Peru. In this place, there were many people suffering from the lack of potable water.
Here in the Bujama District, most of us draw water from the well. It's not nice and it's polluted.
The presence of rain in this region is almost zero, but the atmospheric humidity is about 98%. Inspired by this, we worked as a team, UTEC and the agency, to build the first billboard that produces drinking water out of air. The billboard has unique technology that captures the air humidity and turns it into drinking water.
Each generator captures the air humidity. From there it goes to a reverse osmosis system.
Each tank stores about 20 liters. These five generators purify water, and its total is gathered in one tank.
The billboard has already produced thousands of liters of drinking water. That equals the water consumption of hundreds of families per month.
They could put this in different places, if possible in each village, in each town. So water can be generated through these billboards—the water that gives us life.
We will continue changing the world through engineering. UTEC.