Water scarcity has long been a problem for those living in Morocco’s Anti-Atlas mountain range. Harvesting fog for water could help.
Water is a scarce and precious resource in the communities around Mount Boutmezguida in Morocco’s Anti-Atlas mountain range. The region is one of the driest in the country – a situation worsened by climate change. But one thing the area does have is plenty of fog. That gave the people at nongovernmental organization Dar Si Hmad the idea to implement an innovative and eco-friendly technology to improve the lives of the farmers living in the area.
They have installed large nets on the hilltops that harvest fog for drinking water, helping to improve the lives of those in surrounding communities. Three years ago, they brought the German Water Foundation onboard to improve the durability of the nets and assure that they can harvest as much water as possible.
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