Transporting huge underwater lakes to skyscrapers and thus trying to solve the acute water problem. This is what Polish firm H3AR has done to tide over the droughts and consequent water shortage in Dafur, Sudan.
In 2007, scientists at Boston University discovered that the region has one of the biggest underwater lakes in the world. This prompted officials at H3AR to design an incredible water-harvesting skyscraper that would draw h2o from underground and create an artificial lake!
Darfur’s underground lake covers a distance of 19,110 square miles and has the potential to provide water to the drought-hit region.
H3AR’s Watertower aims to tap this resource through good design and effective water management. The skyscraper would work as a hospital, a school, a food storage center, and, to top it all, a water storage center.
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