SEAS Social and Environmental Sustainability

Unlike common water treatment technologies (desalination, water purification, sewage treatment etc.), SEAS water production systems do not return any impurities to the local ecosystems, and therefore, do not pollute. The extraction of water from air provides an almost unlimited source of clean water for drinking, industrial, and agricultural purposes without damaging the surrounding environment.

SEAS systems can be powered by generators using solar energy, wind turbines, and other renewable energy sources, further reducing the carbon footprint, i.e. the emission of climate-altering gases into the atmosphere.

The moisture in ambient air is pratically unlimited, and it provides an untapped source of celan water – there are many water-stressed geographies that are already predicting air to water production will be a growing percentage of total clean water production.

SEAS is committed to supporting non-profit organizations in their efforts to deliver drinking water to disadvantaged populations that lack the resources to meet their own daily water needs.

SEAS No Carbon Footprint

Global Water Crisis

Millions of people are living without access to clean, potable water globally.
Million in Africa
Million in South, East, and Central Asia
Million in Latin America and Caribbean Islands
Million in South-East Asia and Oceania

Crisis Conditions

  • Water demand is expected to grow from 4,500km3 in 2010 to 6,350km3 in 2030. However, pollution, over-exploitation, deterioration of infrastructure and climate change are all reducing the existing water supply.
  • Clean, bottled water (the “blue gold”) already costs more than oil.
  • The agricultural, industrial and energy sectors are competing for scarce water resources currently needed for human consumption.
  • The market for bottled water is expected to grow from $117bn in 2013 to $195bn in 2030 – a growth of over 10.7% every year.
  • 880 million people worldwide do not have access to clean drinking water
  • 200 million hours are spent collecting and transporting water each day
  • 3.4 million people die each year from lack of water and water-related illnesses
  • 85% of the world’s population lives in the driest half of the planet
  • Producing 1kg rice requires up to 3,500 litres of water, 1kg beef up to 15,000 litres and a cup of coffee up to 0.140 litres.

World Water Needs

Global, Physical, and Economic Water Scarcity
SEAS World Water Needs

“Annual global water requirements will reach 6,900bn m3 in 2030 – 40% above current sustainable water supplies.”

Global Trends 2030 – Alternative Worlds (2013)