IWMI’s Deputy Director General, Rachael McDonnell, spoke to NPR’s Goats and Soda about fog harvesting, a traditional technique that is now being expanded.
The story in which McDonnell is featured is about farmers in central Kenya collecting water from trees by capturing condensing fog. The country is facing a severe drought, making fog harvesting crucial. This traditional method has been used for generations, but scientists and entrepreneurs are developing new techniques.
Fog harvesting projects have emerged worldwide, while technology can extract atmospheric water from various environments, offering a reliable source of drinking water. Despite challenges, these methods provide eco-friendly solutions to water scarcity in the face of climate change.
Read the full article on NPR:
How to harvest water from clouds of fog