Pure water is the world’s first and foremost medicine. It is a driving force of all nature. Unfortunately, everyone is not fortunate enough to utilize this precious gift. Globally, 785 million people do not have access to even basic drinking water. At least 2 billion people use drinking water contaminated with faeces. As per the reports of the World Health Organization, half of the world’s population will be living in water-stressed areas by 2025.
Do we have a solution for it? Water is made up of two atoms of hydrogen and one atom of oxygen. Just combine them, and there we go. Well, it is one deadly experiment to perform. It is not that simple. You will be surprised to know that “Creating Water Foundation” has come up with an innovative solution to create water – Fog Catcher.
We all have heard about rainwater harvesting. But it is the time when fog is being used or should I say, fog-water harvesting by fog catcher? Fog, a blessing in disguise!
What is Fog Catcher?
Fog catcher as the name suggests is the product which catches fogs. It is made up of metal, bamboo and is knit with fibre. It is installed in places which are poor in water and rain and rich in fog occurrence. It catches the little water droplets and converts them into water.
Peru is the first country where a fog catcher was installed in 2013. Till date, the operation is going on. The city of Lima in Peru had a significant water crisis. One out of five families didn’t have access to water in Lima. Fog catcher was installed in Lima. Five hundred families came together to install 60 fog catchers. Indeed the results were terrific. Six thousand litres of water is created per day.
Creating Water Foundations is the backbone for the families. It supports them to build their farms and train them to understand the technology behind fog farm. If you are curious to create your water, let me enlighten you with the fog farming technology.
What is Fog farming technology?
Fog farming is a straightforward process. The success factor of the technology relies on the presence of fog and wind in the atmosphere. To be precise, the density of the fog, speed of the wind, and direction, as well as material of the mesh, is essential parameters for result-oriented fog-farming.
Step 1: Wind pushes the fog into the mesh.
Step 2: Condensation of water droplets on the surface takes place.
Step 3: Gravity pulls down the water droplets down into the tube
Step 4: Tube shows the water the route to the tank.
There you go! You have got your water. There is no need of energy apart from the filtering process.
Next time you are facing a water shortage, would you rather spend your money on the expensive water truck or the budget-friendly fog catcher?