PHOTO: Peter Essick, National Geographic
Kenya has thousands of billboards across the country with only Magnate Ventures operating 1,200 of them. Wouldn’t it be great if these gigantic steel structures provided other purposes than aside from only advertising?
The lack of clean water is one of the leading causes of life-threatening conditions like diarrhea and other illnesses. To combat water-borne diseases, engineers in Peru have found a way to produce drinkable water out of thin air.
In the city of Lima, situated in one of the driest deserts in the world where precipitation annually is almost close to zero, engineers have found a way to use the intense humidity to produce drinkable water from a billboard.
Applying an inverse osmosis filtration system, each billboard engineered by the University of Engineering and Technology of Peru captures moisture in the air and produces up to 20 liters of drinkable water.
Watch this incredible billboard in action: