London - Fog harvesting project, carried out by Dar Si Hmad, an NGO led by women in the vicinity of Sidi Ifni, is a source of inspiration, British daily The Guardian said.
London – Fog harvesting project, carried out by Dar Si Hmad, an NGO led by women in the vicinity of Sidi Ifni, is a source of inspiration, British daily The Guardian said.
This initiative has proved its effectiveness and relevance for the inhabitants of this region, which aims to strengthen and expand this project, the paper said.
It added that the success of this project had a positive impact on the daily life of the inhabitants of Tnin Amellou, in the vicinity of Sidi Ifni.
“Over the past 10 years, Dar Si Hmad has erected vast mesh nets to capture the moisture at an altitude of 1,225m on the slopes of Mount Boutmezguida – for what is now the largest fog-harvesting project in the world,” said the paper.
“About 600 square metres of mesh nets capture water particles from the fog, which then condense and drip into collection trays. Roughly 6,300 litres of water can be harvested daily. The water is then filtered and mixed with underground water. More than 8km of pipelines have been installed to share the water between about 400 people in five villages,” the paper noted.
In recognition of its contribution to finding innovative, community-led solutions to climate change, Dar Si Hmad was awarded the 2016 UN momentum for change award, during the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, held on 7-18 in Marrakesh, the Guardian underlined.