The name “Warka Water” comes from the Warka Tree (Ficus Vasta), a giant wild fig tree native to Ethiopia. The tree’s fruit provides nourishment for the people and animals, and its shade is traditionally used for public gatherings and school classes. The Warka tree constitutes a very important part of the Ethiopian culture and ecosystem. The project draws inspiration from various sources. From nature, we observed and studied the Namib Beetle, spider webs, termite hives, and cactus spines to learn how natural organisms and structures collect and retain water from their surroundings. Culturally, we were inspired by the social significance of the Warka tree, Ethiopian craftsmanship, and basket weaving techniques as well as the traditional Mediterranean fish traps called “Nassi di Giunco”.