Collecting water from fog offers an unexplored source for water in many regions across the globe where other options are not available. Recent projects have shown that a single fog collector of some 50 square meters can collect over 1.000 litres of drinking water per fog day. The history of fog water collection is long. In October 2018 the largest fog collector park of the world, the CloudFisher plant with 1.674 square metres on Mount Boutmezguida in Morocco, was inaugurated and provides more than 1.200 people in 16 villages with clean drinking water. Each household has got an own tap and eight cisterns were built to serve the water management.
Great development opportunities for the technology exist in various parts of the world – the potential of fog harvesting is huge.
To assist the development of projects for collecting water from fog, the WaterFoundation and the Munich Re Foundation are awarding one or more grant for the provision of new or the enhancement of existing fog collection projects. Both organizations are the founders of a FogNet Alliance in order to improve fog net technology in general, provide knowledge and serve fog net projects including management.
In a nutshell:
From 2019 to 2021 they intend to build up a special fog collecting system, called “CloudFisher”, in cooperation with a local NGO to provide people with clean and accessible drinking water. All measures should be accompanied by WASH trainings and workshops instructing the local people in maintenance and how to repair it if necessary. All these measures serve to make the project sustainable under the conditions of an efficient water-resource-management. The project should be persistent and ongoing with local support after the implementation phase (local ownership).
An applying NGO should have experience in development cooperation, should be able to manage third-party funds and have experience in WASH training. The selected NGO will be the project manager on site.
Deadline: 31st May 2019