A jacket that catches fog
and turns it into drinking water
ATACAMA DESERT, CHILE
More than 2 billion people lack access to clean drinking water
Access to clean drinking water is an urgent global priority. Today 2 billion people lack access to clean drinking water which results in destabilization of human settlements, growing inequalities and a threat to the existence of both human and non-human life. An increasing trend of privatization on fresh water demands new strategies of how to create accessible and alternative water infrastructures.
Fog: A dynamic alternative
Fog is a dynamic resource that carries water droplets that can be harvested with low tech technologies. Fog collection has a minimal environmental footprint compared to resource-intensive practices like drilling wells or building dams. Fog harvesting systems are relatively simple and can be powered by renewable energy sources, reducing energy costs and carbon emissions.