PHOTOS: Fog Catchers Harvest Air's Water in Arid Places

PHOTOS: Fog Catchers Harvest Air's Water in Arid Places
<< Previous   4 of 6   Next >>
Two workers in Bellavista, Peru, perched 18 feet (5.5 meters) high to sew nets onto a fog-collecting apparatus in October 2007.

Conservationists Kai Tiedemann and Anne Lummerich designed this fog catcher--nicknamed "Eiffel" for its metal frame--to collect up to 660 gallons (2,500 liters) of water a day in the foggy winter months from June to November.

When the fog-water starts flowing, "it's amazing," Lummerich said. "It's like opening a tap."
—Photograph by Anne Lummerich
 
NEWS FEEDS    After installing a news reader, click on this icon to download National Geographic News's XML/RSS feed. After installing a news reader, click on this icon to download National Geographic News's XML/RSS feed.

Get our news delivered directly to your desktop—free.
How to Use XML or RSS




 

50 Drives of a Lifetime

Listen to your favorite National Geographic news daily, anytime, anywhere from your mobile phone. No wires or syncing. Download Stitcher free today.