These baobab-inspired towers from Polish firm H3AR are designed to pump water from the 19,110 sq. mile lake under Darfur. And although they exist only in concept, these water-gathering monoliths could ostensibly slake the thirst of this drought-plagued region.

These three clay-brick towers from H3AR would pump water up from the underground to an artificial lake at ground level. The shade from the towers would also provide a reprieve from the sun and cool the micro-climate below. What an awesome symbiosis of scifi design and real-world problem-solving.

[H3AR via Inhabitat]

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Water Silos Could Tap Underground Lake In Sudan

Water Silos Could Tap Underground Lake In Sudan

Water Silos Could Tap Underground Lake In Sudan

Water Silos Could Tap Underground Lake In Sudan

Water Silos Could Tap Underground Lake In Sudan

Water Silos Could Tap Underground Lake In Sudan