Water From Fog
The mesh nets collects waters from the fog on the mountains in Morocco. The waters from mesh net is clean and drinking water. This method of collection of water serves five villages in Morocco, which collects the whole water from the nearest Boutmezguida mountain with 1000 meter height. The fog clouds present on mountains are harvested into drinking waters. Since, 2014 the mesh nets collects water in Morocco.
The village people have to spend 3 – 5$ for each ton of water from the trucks. But, with this method the price is 40 cents per ton. Whilst, a ton of drinking water in India is $4. The locals are happy to get pure H2O in cheap price and more, the nearby village people also collects from here. There are only 40 nets present in the mountain till now, if the nets are increased it may serve more villages around the mountain.
The mesh nets are fine and too much tiny to fog droplets. Hence, the ratio of net 1 of 1000000 within a meter. The droplets join one another and become huge to get down to pipes down the nets. The project has occupied roughly 600 square meter so, why it can collect waters for five villages. The idea of water from fog dates back to 1980s. More researchers worked in it to develop the project in various places like Chile, Peru and many South American Countries. Almost 10 years spent on Morocco for this project and launched in 2015 world water day. Approximately, the fog collects 6000 liters per day.
What Local Says
The project was done with the help of NGO called Dar Si Hmad organization. Aïssa Derhem, president of NGO said women in this village travel 4 hours a day in search of water but, now all changed. Massouda Boukhalfa, local inhabitant says “I filled two 20-liter cans four times during the day, but those 160 liters were not enough for us because we have cattle.”