Depending on the cost/energy consumption of these machines (1,000 liters/day), Mr. Kamen may be winning some humanitarian/engineering awards. (DEKA research has no info on the machine.)
FYI: He announced the machine in 2003 at TED. At the time it was $1,500 and required 500watts of energy (another machine would generate it. cost $3,700). In this 2006 update, the energy machine generated 1,000 watts and the water machine requires 600 watts to run.
By the way, Colbert has a great spoof on the vast waste that goes into bottled water:
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