THE FOG COLLECTOR
CHALLENGE: DROUGHT LOCATION: MT. BOUTMEZGUIDA, MOROCCO Some residents of Morocco who live near the Sahara used to spend hours every day retrieving water by donkey, but a new fogcollecting system is changing that. The Aqualonis Cloudfisher’s sturdy fabric mounts onto frames and can resist 74-mile-per-hour winds while collecting moisture from the frequent mountain mist. This drips into a 16-mile pipeline, then flows directly into taps in more than 70 homes. Though people have erected similar systems in South America, Aqualonis claims Cloudfisher is the first to withstand stronger gusts. Innovative drinkingwater solutions will gain importance as climate change alters rain patterns across the globe.
Moistur accumates on durable meshwrapped frames.