These two new breakthroughs in water desalination and fresh water production show us where the technology may be heading, especially for more targeted applications. One of the advances gets fresh water at the push of a button WITHOUT filters, and the other can pull water out of the air without a power source, even in the middle of a desert. A large scale desalination plant isn't a one size fits all solution. Are these small scale advances worth the hype, and what role can they play in the freshwater crisis? Let's take a deeper look.