Environment & Science

One man's quest to create water out of thin air

Architect David Hertz fills his bottle with water created by his atmospheric water generator.
Architect David Hertz fills his bottle with water created by his atmospheric water generator.
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Architect David Hertz was known for his devotion to sustainability. Then he expanded into the business of water creation, and he just won $1.5 million for it.

This story is part of Elemental: Covering Sustainability, a multimedia collaboration between Cronkite News, Arizona PBS, KJZZ, KPCC, Rocky Mountain PBS and PBS SoCal.