Fog Collection

 


A fog collector, a structure resembling a large volleyball net, is constructed of polypropylene mesh that is suspended between two upright supports. It collects clean water from the thick mountain fog and channels it into storage tanks, which the community then accesses through an outdoor tap.

NCDF partners with FogQuestFoST, and NEWAH on this ongoing project.

This video shows a project in eastern Nepal. Located at a temple village of Prathivara, the panels continually supply a 20,000 liter reservoir tank with fresh water. The fog collector, a 20 x 40 foot structure resembling a large volleyball net, is constructed of polypropylene mesh that is suspended between two upright supports. It collects clean water from the thick mountain fog and channels it into storage tanks, which the community then accesses through an outdoor tap.

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Fog collectors have been installed in a series of projects involving the efforts of several Canadian and international organizations. On average the large fog collectors have been producing an astonishing volume of water – at times more than 500 litres every 24 hours for each panel.

Three large multiple panel systems are in operation in eastern Nepal and two systems are currently under construction. The small fog collector shown at the left is part of a pilot project in a new location near Ilam.

For more information on fog collection please visit:
http://www.fogquest.org

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