Sustainability fog collector

Published on April 18th, 2012 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

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Fog Collection: Pulling Water From Thin Air


Traveling long distances for fresh water is common in the developing world; now imagine throwing some mountains into the scenario. In places like Nepal, that’s the reality. Fortunately, that reality comes with ample fog… and even the world’s poorest people can harvest that fog with simple technology. The video above gives a great overview of fog collection.

I’m relatively new to this concept, so if you’ve got experience with fog collection, or providing such technology to people in developing nations, do share – I’d love to hear your stories.

Image credit: Screen capture from “From Thin Air” video



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Jeff McIntire-Strasburg is the founder and editor of sustainablog. You can keep up with all of his writing at Facebook, and at



3 Responses to Fog Collection: Pulling Water From Thin Air

  1. Janet Wilson says:

    I realized that water from ample fog can indeed be collected but at first I didn’t believe Joe’s comment until I read it and realized it’s true. It’s the same thing that happens to any airconditioning unit. water condensation.

    These are great ways to get water. I hope more of these technologies will be available to third world countries in need of potable water as well as in africa.

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