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Cloud Fishing in Morocco

Geoff Riley

28th December 2016

Harvesting rainwater from fog - an idea totally new to me and a terrific example of small scale innovation that helps to resolve water stress and releases people from hours of laborious walking to collect precious water supplies

This Guardian development article looks at the work of Dr Dar Si Hmad who has erected vast mesh nets to capture the moisture at an altitude of 1,225m on the slopes of Mount Boutmezguida – he has created the largest fog-harvesting project in the world. Over 6,000 litres of water can be harvested daily and more than 8km of pipelines have been installed to share the water between about 400 people in five villages.

Geoff Riley

Geoff Riley FRSA has been teaching Economics for over thirty years. He has over twenty years experience as Head of Economics at leading schools. He writes extensively and is a contributor and presenter on CPD conferences in the UK and overseas.

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