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 FogQuest, on this ongoing project.
This video above a project in eastern Nepal. Located at a temple village of Prathivara, the panels continually supply a 20,000 litre 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. A brief overview of fog collection can be seen in these images and the video below:
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.
A brief overview of a large collection project in Nepal.
A news story on FogQuest and fog collection in Nepal from CFJC News in Kamloops, B.C.
Papers on fog water collection in Nepal:
Results from a High Elevation Fog Water Supply Project in Nepal
K.I.A. Mac Quarrie. A. Pokhrel, Y. Shrestha, P. Osses, R.S. Schemenauer, F. Vitez, K. Kowalchuk, R. Taylor
Canadian Center for international studies and cooperation, Nepal Water for Health, 3 Geographer, Environment Canada, Nepal Water from Fog Committee, Canada
A CRITICAL LOOK AT THE DEVELOPMENT OF FOG WATER COLLECTION IN NEPAL
Study Prepared by Jeffrey H. Apigian, for Nepal Community Development Foundation (NCDF) and Nepal Water for Health (NEWAH)