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Fog Nets: Creating Water in the Atacama Desert — 3 Comments

  1. I love the idea that you guys use for water. I would love to take the idea and apply to my people . I would like to know more about fog nets and collecting water from the fog net.
    Thank you.

  2. This isn’t new. People have been doing this for years in the Atacama – at least since 2001 – see:

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/world-driest-desert-chile-harvests-water-fog-article-1.1304082

    and a report in 2013 said that there had been a second stage to that project in 2007, and that a local cooperative had been established to maintain the nets.

    I’m not denigrating the efforts of the Dutch group you report on, but credit needs to be given to those who much earlier developed the idea, and to the locals who had (have?) ongoing involvement in the earlier project.

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