In Kenya, a company called ‘Majik Water‘ is turning air into water.
It harvests drinking water from air using desiccant materials to adsorb water and solar thermal heat to release this for collection.
Majik Water is powered by solar energy and utilizes sponge-like non-toxic desiccant materials to generate water from the air.
During a four-month programme at the Silicon Valley-based Singularity University, Koigi, then 27, teamed up with two other women: American environmental scientist Anastasia Kaschenko and British economist Clare Sewell to create Majik Water, which captures water from the air and converts it into drinking water using solar technology.
The founders intend to station the Majik Water technology near water scarce urban communities or in rural arid areas where locals will buy the clean drinking water from them.