The water scarcity challenges facing our world are well documented. By creating clean drinking water from the abundant supply of water vapor in the air, SOURCE preserves precious groundwater while simultaneously reducing the carbon emissions associated with transporting water to end-users. SOURCE’s technology is democratizing drinking water and bringing their mission of “perfect water for every person, in every place” to life.
As a materials scientist, SOURCE Global, PBC Founder and CEO, Dr. Cody Friesen was driven to address challenges that are global in scope but human in scale. Working to help solve global drinking water scarcity intrigued him because of its complexity. After studying the problem, he realized a solution was needed that avoids groundwater, aging infrastructure, and most importantly, band-aiding failed approaches of the past.
SOURCE was founded in 2014 to relentlessly pursue the creation of a completely new technology that created drinking water using only sunlight and water vapor from the air we breathe. SOURCE creates clean, safe drinking water independent of existing infrastructure or electricity. Here’s how:
Why This Matters
Two billion people lack access to safe drinking water. SOURCE’s solar powered Hydropanel technology helps close this gap and democratizes drinking water by producing it from the air wherever Hydropanels are placed, decoupling geography and the existing resources from safe drinking water access. Today, SOURCE helps people in more than 50 countries enjoy clean drinking water when and where they need it.
What You Can Do
Become mindful of where your drinking water comes from and how it gets to you to raise awareness about the increasing water scarcity around the world. SOURCE wants consumers to understand clean drinking water is attainable for everyone, and they're making a difference one glass of renewable drinking water at a time.