Water Out of Air Technology Makes Friends of Former Foes

Thanks to the door opened last year by the historic Abraham Accords, an Israeli company, Watergen, is taking its groundbreaking technology that extracts water from the air to the people of the United Arab Emirates.

Watergen's mission is to provide everyone in the world with clean, safe drinking water. Dr. Michael Mirilashvili, Watergen's owner and president, also has a vision to turn enemies into friends.

"The second I heard and saw the Abraham Accords were signed, I dropped everything I was dealing with and went directly to the UAE in order to strengthen the Abraham Accords."

Watergen has invented new heat-exchanger technology that cools air to dewpoint and extracts "up to five times more water per one kilowatt of energy than any other technology on the market," according to Watergen co-CEO Michael Rutman.

The company has been working for six months in Abu Dhabi installing their machines. They range in size from a "genie" for the home or on-the-go in the car to its largest one, which can produce up to 1,600 gallons of water a day. Rutman says the company plans to introduce even larger machines, but not factories—their goal is to make water accessible closer to the need.

"The whole idea is to pla