Atmospheric Water Generators (AWG) – Technology as the Way Forward to Solve India’s Drinking Water Crisis

Watergen is a pioneering Israeli company that has become the world market leader in atmospheric drinking water devices (AWG), machines that create drinking water from air. As we read about the water crisis daily, Watergen stands as a savior as it successfully produces pure and fresh drinking water from the air using its advanced technology.

As a solution, scientific water management is increasingly recognized as vital to India’s growth and ecosystem sustainability. This opens the way to increase in demand for atmospheric water generators (AWG) – which are devices that extract water from humid ambient air, producing pure, potable water. Mr. Chaitanya Jaipuria, Director – Watergen India share more information about the same.

  • What are Atmospheric Water Generators (AWG)?

Atmospheric Water Generators (AWG) are an innovative new technology to help secure our future. These machines create fresh, clean and safe drinking water from the air. AWG creates a new, untapped source of unlimited water, which is the air around us. The machines are designed to generate drinking water anywhere and anytime with humidity levels as low as 20%.

  • What is the role of AWGs in tackling the water crisis and how advanced technology can help solve India’s water scarcity problem?

About 600 million Indians suffer from a shortage of drinking water, according to a report by NITI Aayog. With the drying up of rivers and the depletion of groundwater, the problem is getting worse day by day. But if you look at it another way, there is water available in abundance but only in a hitherto untapped source.

The only solution left to deal with the crisis is innovative technology to create new freely available resources such as air to produce water, and that is exactly what AWGs are capable of doing.

AWGs operate efficiently even when humidity is as low as 20% Efficiency is the need of the hour, and innovations such as Watergen’s GENius technologies can go a long way in solving India’s current water crisis .

  • What is the future of water from air technology products in India

Since India is already grappling with an acute problem of potable water scarcity, air-sourced water technology products are sure to gain popularity in the near future. AWG technologies are not only durable, but also cost effective. If you take Watergen as an example, a single liter of water they produce costs 7 to 15 cents, depending on local electricity costs, which is much less than packaged drinking water bottles. A one time investment of INR 2.5 lakhs in these products will bring long term benefits and hence is a promising avenue for the water generator industry in India.

  • Describe Watergen product features – their USPs and product benefits

Watergen’s patented global technology was introduced to India through a strategic joint venture with SMV Jaipuria Group, a multifaceted business conglomerate. At the heart of Watergen’s AWG product line is the unique, patented GENius heat exchange technology. It utilizes the moisture in the air by first purifying the air, which then passes through the patented heat exchanger made from food grade polymer. The water thus created goes through 5 stages of purification and mineralization. The technology filters the air taken from the atmosphere and filters it, removing dust, dirt and pollutants down to PM2.5, providing another air purification benefit. Then its GENius heat exchanger and cooling process condenses clean air into water. Watergen purifies water and processes it through mineralization filters to improve water quality. It then undergoes UV treatment, which destroys microorganisms and breaks down harmful chemicals. The result is absolutely fresh, clean, safe and mineralized water with a pH between 6.5 and 7.5.

That’s not all. The purified water stored in the tank passes through the filters again every 4 hours so that you drink absolutely fresh, clean and safe water.

Some of its main USPs and benefits are:

  • Unique and Innovative: Creates water from moisture in the air, an unlimited and completely free source of water
  • Superior quality of mineralized drinking water: Meets all food grade standards and provides added minerals
  • New water source: Creates a whole new source of clean water from the air around us – preserving natural water sources, adding water to the world
  • Evolutionary structure: Patented GENius heat exchanger, can be configured to any size and supports a wide range of water production needs
  • Energy efficient and cost effective: Watergen’s GENius technology makes it possible to produce 5 liters of mineralized drinking water with 1 KWH in a wide range of climatic conditions from 20% humidity
  • Ecological/Sustainable: The products are environmentally friendly, reduce reliance on plastic water bottles, 5 gallon solution and eliminate the need for infrastructure, water transport, travel traffic, thus saving on cost logistics and storage.
  • Global industry recognition and certification: Watergen is the first AWG manufacturer to comply with US ASSE LEC 2004 standards. All products comply with EPA, NSF and Federal Drinking Water Standards
  • Compliance with United Nations Sustainable Development (SD) Goals: Watergen has a very high level of compliance with 14 of the 17 UNSD objectives
  • Watergen’s technology works well all over the world, what is its reach in India? Commentary on the Future of AWGs in India.

With devices deployed in more than 90 countries around the world, Watergen has played a vital role in meeting the water needs in these countries. In India too, the water crisis is a persistent problem affecting a large part of the country’s population. Most Indians still suffer from access to a reliable and constant supply of clean, fresh water for their daily needs. A recent study by found that large swathes of northwestern and southern India will have “extremely low groundwater availability” by 2025. Additionally, the country is further expected to face severe water stress by 2050. Watergen products are designed according to need. of the Indian market, as India plays an important role in Watergen’s growth journey. We are confident that this will play an important role in India’s sustainable development journey and help the country take a step forward towards empowering the people of India by giving them access to the most basic necessities for their survival, namely water.

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