Considering the theme of water, I thought it would be appropriate to revisit this article from December 2014. Warka Water has continued to take on projects and expand since that time. Warka Water 3.2 is beng introduced in Ethiopia and Warka Water 5.0 will soon be piloted in India. Different environments require slightly different designs to maximize efficiency and productivity.
If you are near Colorado Springs, CO, “Warka Water will be exhibited at the Colorado College I.D.E.A. (InterDisciplinary Experimental Arts) Hydrologic exhibit, curated by Holly Parker, from January 18 – March 5, 2016. Arturo Vittori is the Featured Artist in Residence there and will be delivering the keynote address at the opening event on Thursday, January 21st, and will lead a workshop to construct a Warka Water tower with those in attendance later in the week.” That means a Warka tower has just gone up in the United States!
In the face of corporations continuing their grab for public water rights and profit, the Warka project is a breath of fresh air and hope.
You can read more about it on their website, http://www.warkawater.org. They are also one of three finalists for the World Design Impact prize.