Fog harvesting for irrigation

Fog harvesting for irrigation

Rain isn’t the only form of water that can be harvested from the sky. In Villa Lourdes, Peru, village farmers are reducing their dependence on water-carrying diesel trucks by using large sails to capture condensation from the fog. And these aren’t insignificant amounts. Just one panel can capture 200 and 400 liters a day — a pretty good haul for a water-scarce region.

These are just some of the neat ways that innovators and tinkerers are capturing and conserving water. As climate change continues to put pressure on water resources, I fully expect to see more such innovation in the future.

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Creating Water in the Atacama Desert – Creating Water Foundation – Documentary

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 Capturing water from the fog and producing food on the driest place on earth, the Atacama Desert, Peru. This water has two purposes: clean drinking water and to grow food.