Water Seer appears to be an anemometer used to measure wind speed at first, but the device is actually planted 6-feet in the ground, while the top holds a vertical wind turbine, which spins internal fan blades to draw air into the subterranean chamber. Since the underground chamber is cooled by the surrounding earth, water condenses in the reservoir to create an artificial well, from which safe drinking water is produced around the clock. Continue reading for another video and more information.
“The low-cost device was developed by VICI-Labs, in partnership with UC Berkeley and the National Peace Corps Association, as a possible solution for the 2.3 million people on the planet who lack regular access to safe drinking water. A single Water Seer device can collect up to 11 gallons of clean water every day with no external power supply required, and a collection of several devices can provide enough water to support a small village,” reports Inhabitat.