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Energy Globe World Award 2019

Finalist in the category Water



Project:
Drinking the Clouds: A Fog Collection Initiative in Southern Morocco
Submitted by:
NGO Dar Si Hmad for Development, Education and Culture
Country:
Morocco


The NGO Dar Si Hmad for Development, Education and culture implemented the largest fog-collection project in the world. Safe and clean potable fog-water is delivered to previously water-starved, poor, marginalized rural Berber communities of the Sahara bordering Anti-Atlas mountains in Morocco.

Initial situation
This region on the edge of the Sahara is the most water-scarce region of the world: 78% of the land are desert or semi-arid, droughts are increasing in intensity, frequency and duration, desiccating the water supply. Prior to fog-water delivery to households, Berber women bore the laborious task of carrying water from distant wells. During the peak dry seasons, water used to be bought and delivered in water-trucks depleting already fragile revenues of these households.

Solution
The project involves communities actively in the fog collection technology. Through building the largest fog collecting station in the world with a current mean water yield of 34,000 l/day, the NGO Dar Si Hmad for Development, Education and Culture transformed the lives of entire villages, but particularly that of women and girls, who spent around 3.5 hours a day to fetch water.

Innovation
The CloudFisher is highly efficient, wind-resistant, and requires little maintenance. It is the embodiment of the fundamental principles of sound engineering. Its robust experimental design allows data collection, state-of-the-art modeling, real-scale prototyping, on-site implementation and honest evaluation. It does not only address structural limitations of previous designs but has dramatically increased the overall water yield of the system through intelligent development of 3D fog nets.

Category Water

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