Water Generating Systems Appoints David Urban to Board of Directors

Pioneering Drinking Water Production Company Adds Public Policy and Business Strategist to Help Guide Global Growth

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Water Generating Systems LLC (WGS), a pioneer in advanced atmospheric water harvesting, today announced the appointment of David Urban to its Board of Directors. Mr. Urban currently serves as President of Washington, DC-based consulting firm American Continental Group (ACG).

“We are very pleased to welcome David to our Board,” said WGS President and CEO Anthony Marken. “His extensive experience in the military, commercial and public sectors, both in the U.S. and internationally, will be a tremendous asset for WGS,” added Marken. “We look forward to David’s active involvement with the company as we grow our domestic and global customer base and help individuals, businesses and governments expand access to fresh drinking water from the air.”

Full Press Release: HERE

WGS-900 Receives Safety, Water Certification

Water Generating Systems recently received safety and water certification for the WGS-900 from F2 Labs.

The WGS-900 has been evaluated and found to comply with the applicable requirements of the following standards:  * Standard for Safety for Safety of Household and Similar Electrical Appliances, Part 1: General requirements, UL 60335-1, 5th edition dated October 31, 2011 & CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60335-1-11, 1st edition dated 10/31/11

Water collected from the WGS-900 exceeds the quality requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), World Health Organization (WHO), and Saudi Arabia Standards Organization (SASO).

A water quality test report can be provided upon request.

Read more about the WGS-900.

View our Frequently Asked Questions.

Video: User-friendly WGS-900 most efficient unit on the market


Requiring only electricity (generator, grid, solar) to operate successfully, the WGS-900 has a simplified user interface allowing the unit to be operated by users with any level of mechanical know-how. It’s easy to install, easy to use and easy to maintain, and it’s also the most efficient unit of its kind on the market.

Ten Water and Security Hot Spots

Circle of Blue recently identified ten global hot spots where water resources are at the greatest risk of escalating to an issue of national security. Climate change, drought, low rainfall and pollution have heightened awareness around the world’s increasing need for fresh water resources. As water shortages elevate to crisis-level, countries worldwide are scrambling to identifty and claim fresh water resources.

Read more here: Infographic: Water and Security Hot Spots 2016

Burst pipe raises concern over potential water crisis

A burst pipe pumping desalinated water into Riyadh raises concerns over a potential water crisis. Without a supplemental source, the city is heavily reliant on desalinated water pipes to carry water for its more than 4 million residents.

Water Generating Systems’ atmospheric water harvester technology would provide supplemental relief in the event of an emergency.


Kampala water shortage expected to last through March

Water demand in Kampala is exceeding the current supply. Residents have been warned that water will most likely not be available 24/7 over the next several months. The water shortage is due to a lengthy dry spell and low water reserves. The National Water and Sewage Corporation has urged residents to use water sparingly and take precautions.

Read more here: Water shortage to last till March – NWSC

South Africa’s worsening water crisis

The current state of South Africa’s water crisis may serve as a warning of dry years to come. Lower than normal rainfall totals have left much of the country parched and residents thirsty. In one town, residents line the main street with empty buckets at night to mark places in line to wait for water trucks the following day.

Read more here: South Africa: Drought Leads to Failed Crops, Water Shortages


New technology protects drinking water from impurities, contamination, terror attack

European researchers have developed new tools to alert water utilities when impurities and/or contaminants enter the water system. Whether the impurities enter the system accidentally (due to repair work) or as the result of a terror attack, the new technology will trigger an emergency management system to protect citizens.