Water from air: how the hydro harvester can save towns from drought

Matthew Kelly
Updated May 22 2024 - 6:40pm, first published 6:30pm
The hydro harvester absorbs water from the atmosphere.
The hydro harvester absorbs water from the atmosphere.

The University of Newcastle has launched technology capable of harvesting up to 1000 litres of drinkable water per day from air.

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Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly


Matthew Kelly has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. He has been working as a general reporter at the Newcastle Herald since 2018. In recent years he has reported on subjects including environment, energy, water security, manufacturing and higher education. He has previously covered issues including the health and environmental impacts of uncovered coal wagons in the Hunter Valley, the pollution of legacy of former industrial sites and freedom of information issues.

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