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Tackling water scarcity: 4 ways to pull H20 out of thin air

Reuters' journalist Dave Sherwood stands on the Atacama salt flat near Chaxa lagoon in the Atacama desert, Chile, August 15, 2018. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado  SEARCH "MINE LITHIUM" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. - RC178AE22B10

While clouds are the most visible form of water in the air, clear air also contains water. Image: REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

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The water cycle: Water moves continuously between land, oceans and the atmosphere.
Image: UK Met Office
 There’s more water in the atmosphere than in Lake Superior.
Image: The USGS Water Science School, Encyclopedia Britannica
 Extracting water from air using the Adiabatic Distillation Process.
Image: Skysource.org
 Drawing water from desert air.
Image: Nature, open access
 Harvesting water from the air can help after natural disasters.
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No ordinary water cooler, this machine makes drinking water from the air.
Image: Water from Air
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