AirQua is a newly formed company founded by two well-known Noosa area locals with a mission to provide a healthier, more sustainable and affordable source of drinking water.

At the heart of their new enterprise is an exciting technology which provides free purified drinking water from the air around us – eliminating the need for plastic bottles and as convenient as turning on the tap, but better for you.

“AWG’s provide drinking water that’s both better for people and the planet” says co-founder Rex Halverson, former chair of the Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation. “It’s safer, sustainable, simple to use and saves money versus the cost of store-bought or water services.”

“Getting water from the air or ‘water harvesting’ is an ancient practice we’ve enhanced with modern technology. Think of it as a dehumidifier coupled with a high-quality water filter system – instead of pouring the water out you enjoy free pure sweet tasting water.”

Airqua AWG’s models range from 15 litres to 500 litres a day, with the most popular floor- standing 30 litre unit about the same dimensions as a water cooler. They work by pulling air across an internal condenser, collecting and then filtering the water through a multi-stage filtration system. The water is recirculated between two internal storage tanks with UV sterilization to ensure its clean, fresh and ready to dispense at the push of a button.

Rex has teamed up with Jon Rowe of Savemi Digital Marketing in Noosaville, who has been integral in helping launch a number of new businesses and has extensive experience in marketing technology brands. It was Jon who came up with the name of the company, AirQua (think “agua”) to reinforce the water from the air concept.

The 2022 floods in Pakistan motivated Jon to get involved.

He says: “They were a wakeup call. Many millions were displaced without access to clean drinking water – even though water was everywhere.  Then I realized that we faced the same types of challenges with water safety and security here. Surely we could be doing more to provide a solution, and AWGs tick a lot of boxes that can make a real difference.”

While Atmospheric Water Generators (AWGs) have been in use for many years around the world, their availability and benefits are not widely known – even though one of the pioneers of the industry is Australian: Wallie Iverson.

“Once we heard of this concept, we spent months researching various designs and sources globally and, in the end, found the best solution was in our own backyard – so we founded Airqua in order to make these more readily available for the Noosa community,” Jon shared.

For further information please contact:

Rex Halverson

Director and Co-Founder – Airqua

040 0006 516


Jon Rowe

Director and Co-Founder – Airqua

040 7556 669