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Israeli ingenuity helps third-world countries to produce water from thin air

Water-Gen, founded by Arye Kohavi, developed revolutionary technology to ensure IDF soldiers are never short of clean water; Kohavi brought the technology to India, Africa, Central America and China.

A lack of water on the battlefield is not something that soldiers can afford to worry about in the heat of combat. Supplying clean water however, is not always an easy task given the dangers of any battle.


Aware of this fact, Arye Kohavi, a former company commander in the IDF Special Forces, set about creating technology which would ensure that soldiers are never short of clean water and that the water supply is never delayed.

Water-Gen, a company founded by Kohavi in 2009, developed revolutionary technology designed for the military which can produce clean water out of thin air by extracting water from the ambient air humidity. The technology is now being supplied to the Israeli, British, French and American armies.

Kohavi told Tazpit Press Service (TPS) that Israeli soldiers are often forbidden from drinking water on foreign soil for a variety of reasons including the fact that it can be unclean or even poisonous.

“This innovation was intended for when soldiers go into places like Lebanon or Gaza. The logistics


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