Catching Water From Fog and Dew
FogQuest is a Canadian non-profit organization that assists families in developing countries tap into fog and rainwater as a source for clean water. They use special nets on mountains for fog collection and even rock structures for dew collection, to provide water for homes, agriculture and forestry. The organization works in rural areas where conventional water supplies (such as wells, rivers, pipelines) are not available. FogQuest is currently implementing fog collection projects in the coastal desert of northern Chile and in the mountains of Haiti. It is also providing advice and guidance to projects in other countries such as Nepal and the Dominican Republic.
Many countries are arid or seasonally arid and could benefit from thesources of water that nature provides from the atmosphere. FogQuest exists to help people tap into these supplies of water.
[by Justin Thomas]