Read the story here. Advertise at Before It's News here.
Profile image
By Natural Blaze
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views
Last hour:
Last 24 hours:

This Innovative Technology Is Turning Fog Into Drinking Water

% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

By Mayukh Saha

Morocco is home to the world’s largest functioning fog-harvesting technology in the world, the CloudFisher net. The technology was developed by engineer, Peter Trautwein, who hails from the German Water Foundation.

The technology is almost similar to a spider’s web that is designed to collect dewy droplets from nothing but mist.

This later supplies clean drinking water to the remote areas of Morocco that are subject to drought.

Looking Into The CloudFisher Technology

The Net is made from small triangles that are placed between a tight grid made out of plastic. The wind carries the fog directly into the net or mesh, which is vertically suspended in the mountainous regions. It then traps the water droplets inside its mesh. The droplets are then transported to a trough placed below which leads to a reservoir, where clear drinking water is collected.

The CloudFisher technology has taken influence from Mother Nature and the philosophy that the tree which bends in the direction of the wind is the one that persists.

The net is held in their respective places using rubber expanders, which reduces the force of the wind on the mesh and reduces the chances of breakage massively.

The collecting trough also follows the movement of the net, under the force of the wind, so that water loss is avoided.

The components that make up this network, which include the steel cables, posts, screws, expanders, and even the anchors can withstand high wind speeds of 120 km/h.

Peter Trautwein has studied the science behind obtaining drinking water from the atmosphere for a long time and has implemented the same in CloudFisher with assistance from an NGO, Dar Si Hmad.

The project was initially tested on Mt. Boutmezguida, for over 2 years, which is one of the driest places in Morocco.

E-Course: DIY Off-Grid Watering System (Ad)


Over this period, different structures of the net were in trials, and monofilaments were finally decided to be the most effective.

The researchers kept on changing the position of the net at 3 intervals in order to obtain the correct data, making it more reliable.

The CloudFisher technology can harvest 4-14 liters of water per square meter, depending on the region and time of the year.

The net is currently helping to provide safe drinking water to the people of Boutmezguida in Morocco and has freed time for women and children to study and work.

The project won the UNFCCC Momentum for Change Award in November.

The net is now set to be upgraded to the latest version after the trial testing period has expired.

Image credits: Dar Si Hmad

Source: Truth Theory

Hey! I am Mayukh. I help people and websites with content, videos, design, and social media management. I am an avid traveler and I started living as a digital nomad in Europe since 2019. I am currently working on – a creative media company. You can reach out to me anytime: [email protected]com Love, Mayukh Read More stories by Mayukh Saha

Adblock test (Why?)


Before It’s News® is a community of individuals who report on what’s going on around them, from all around the world.

Anyone can join.
Anyone can contribute.
Anyone can become informed about their world.

"United We Stand" Click Here To Create Your Personal Citizen Journalist Account Today, Be Sure To Invite Your Friends.

Please Help Support BeforeitsNews by trying our Natural Health Products below!

Order by Phone at 888-809-8385 or online at M - F 9am to 5pm EST

Order by Phone at 866-388-7003 or online at M - F 9am to 5pm EST

Order by Phone at 866-388-7003 or online at M - F 9am to 5pm EST

Humic & Fulvic Trace Minerals Complex - Nature's most important supplement! Vivid Dreams again!

HNEX HydroNano EXtracellular Water - Improve immune system health and reduce inflammation

Ultimate Clinical Potency Curcumin - Natural pain relief, reduce inflammation and so much more.

MitoCopper - Bioavailable Copper destroys pathogens and gives you more energy. (See Blood Video)
Oxy Powder - Natural Colon Cleanser!  Cleans out toxic buildup with oxygen! 
Nascent Iodine - Promotes detoxification, mental focus and thyroid health.
Smart Meter Cover -  Reduces Smart Meter radiation by 96%!  (See Video)

Report abuse


    Your Comments
    Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

    Load more ...




    Email this story
    Email this story

    If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

    If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.