During the Purpose x Profit Conference at NeueHouse Hollywood, Skysource founders Laura Doss and David Hertz spoke about the need to shift the global marketplace towards an ethical economic model. SEA has long advocated for regenerative design and sustainable architecture in the built environment, and innovative individual-empowering technologies like WEDEW will help generate long term value for people and the planet. #pxpconference
David discusses the XPrize winning WEDEW with the United Nations Environment Programme in their coverage of atmospheric water generation. Sustainable systems thinking necessitates point-of-use technologies like WEDEW in order to reach the greatest number of people in need of water and other critical resources. #SolveDifferent
David and Laura were fortunate enough to have remained safe during the destructive Woolsey Fire, and are thankful that they can say the same of their ranch, Xanabu. This was not the case for everyone in the hills of Malibu, and during the height of the blaze everyone living and working at Xanabu did what they could to provide aid to those in need and will continue to do so as long as help is needed. The time has now come to gather together and rebuild what was lost, and adapt as a community to the ever present threat of California wildfires.
David is honored to join a panel of policy-makers, academics, journalists, and other esteemed colleagues at The Atlantic’s Water Summit in New York City. As the featured speaker, he presented how innovative atmospheric water generation technology can solve global issues of water scarcity and equity.
After nearly two years of competition, the Skysource / Skywater Alliance has achieved the required goal of extracting over 2,000 liters of drinkable water from the atmosphere in a 24 hour period using only renewable resources, for less than two cents per liter.
We are excited to have the support to keep pushing the technology, and to further develop and refine our water generation system so that it may continue to hold its place on the front line of innovative technology working to combat the global water crisis.
Please take a look at this article on Tech Crunch and check out the video they posted to get a sense of the competition and to learn a bit more about our water making system!
As the sun sets over Bequia, construction of the Sail House continues high above the trees. Soon the scaffolding will be disassembled and the house will begin to fill in around its frame. The images below show the aluminum substructure of the prime residence approaching completion.
We are so excited to see this project progress, and thankful to everyone involved in making it a reality.
Pleased to announce that after this one year competition the field has been narrowed down from 98 teams from 27 countries and our team, the Skysource/ Skywater Alliance is now one of (4) finalist in the Water Abundance XPRIZE. This 1.5 Million Dollar prize goes to the team that can make over 2,000 liters/ day at less than 2 cents/ liter using 100% renewable energy. Next week is our final testing run!