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.