‘Fog Harvesting’ will completely change global water access

"Napa Valley - Lifting Fog - SilveradoTrail" by seligmanwaite licensed under CC BY 2.0
Napa Valley – Lifting Fog – SilveradoTrail” by seligmanwaite licensed under CC BY 2.0

Source: The New Yorker

In Morrocco a CloudFisher technology is used to collect drinkable water through ‘fog harvesting.’ Essentially a series of steel poles are erected in the ground and covered with fiber netting to collect condensed fog from the Atlantic, near Ait Baamrane. The nets collect up to 17 gallons of water per square foot, every twenty-four hours.

For rural areas that have limited access to water or who have suffered from the drought, this might become a life changing source. This technology will not only provide new ways of collecting water for hundreds of communities in need, but it will also cut the time spent on collecting water in villages – which can often be a 4 or 5 hour process for families who travel long miles to fill buckets.

People, crop and livestock will all greatly benefit from having secured access to clean water within their reach. In addition, the technology will be relatively easy to replace if damaged as developers continue to enhance the durability and efficiency of the net.

Read full story at: The New Yorker

Environment, News
Environment, News