Wednesday, February 15, 2017
CloudFisher grabs water from fog
For them, a partnership between Morocco's Dar Si Hmad, a nonprofit, and Germany's The Water Foundation and Aqualonis, called CloudFisher, distills water from fog.
Located in the Atlas Mountains, CloudFisher's huge nets gather up the fog and funnel water into storage tanks, where it is pumped to homes.
The big nets can withstand winds of up t0 120 mph.
Women and children, who foemer spent many horus a day gathering water, now have time for other things.
Cultures are also preserved because tribes and populations do not have to move elsewhere to find water.
The project has been so successful, it has spawned a school and an observatory.
Similar projects gather tiny amounts of rain for cooking, and that water is also used to cool homes.