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Warka Water founder Arturo Vittori on architecture's capacity for social impact

14 August 2019

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Warka Water is committed to finding sustainable solutions to the lack of potable water in isolated, rural communities. The Warka Tower is a vertical structure designed to collect and harvest potable water from the air using local, biodegradable materials.
The non-profit organisation has evolved to develop projects such as W-solar, W-garden, W-toilet, W-drone, and W-house that look at solutions to housing, agriculture, energy, and sanitation.


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Keywords: architecture, water, sustainable, design and visual communication, construction and mechanical, characteristics of technology

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