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Supporting IIT Madras Causes: Water Abundance XPRIZE Competition
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About this cause
  • The Water Abundance XPRIZE is a $1.75 million competition with a global participation of 98 teams, challenging teams to alleviate the global water crisis with energy-efficient technologies that harvest fresh water from air.
  • Teams will need to generate fresh water by creating a device that extracts a minimum of 2,000 liters of water per day from the atmosphere using 100% renewable energy, at a cost of no more than 2 cents per liter.

  • Teams will compete in two rounds:

    Round One Testing:
  • Round 1 testing will last approximate for 3 days at suitable location,Demonstrate a functional prototype in operation under field conditions.
  • No specific power, output, efficiency requirements for this round, but evidence must provided to the Judging Panel of your ability to achieve the competition goals.
  • Up to five teams will be selected by the Judging Panel to proceed to Round 2.

  • Round Two Testing:
  • Full demonstration under field conditions
  • Complete cost calculations –manufacturing, maintenance, and consumable materials –required.
  • Solution must produce at least 2,000 liters of fresh water daily at a cost of less than USD $0.02 per liter.
  • Judging will take into account cost/liter, portability, and suitability to varied weather conditions.
  • Detailed scoring criteria will be published in the Rules and Regulations prior to the start of Round 2.
  • Total cost of ownership for 10 years.
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    To build the prototype.
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