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Water Vapour Harvesting by the Namib Desert Beetle

The wing covers of the Namib desert beetle gather water from the air using nanoscale bumps. The Namibian Beetle (Stenocara gracilipes) lives in one of the driest deserts in the world, the Namib on the southwest coast of Africa, but obtains all of the water it needs from ocean fog due to the unique surface […]

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Fog harvesting a valuable water resource

Across the world the need for water is growing rapidly and agriculture is by far the most intensive sector for consumption. But scientists say fog, one of the most plentiful supplies, could provide a renewable resource for millions, writes Colin Randall, Foreign Correspondent. Every cloud, or so children are taught in the English-speaking world, has […]

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Innovations That Could Change The Way We Use Water

From pulling water from fog to saving fuel used to boil water, these three companies are the finalists of a contest to change the way we use our most precious resource. It’s impossible to overstate the value of water. Without it, we’d be dead.

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Middle East: Fog harvesting vital to address water scarcity

Water experts called for urgent management of water resources and exploration of new sources in the wake of growing demand for water and huge water deficit in countries situated in the arid zone. They suggested fog harvesting a right solution to maintain greenery in the Middle Eastern countries, thus making a strong ground for such […]

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Water Research Commission to map areas for fog harvesting

A four-year study by the Water Research Commission (WRC) would provide an “invaluable” contribution to the planning and roll-out of water-supply augmentation through fog harvesting, Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said on Thursday. In a written reply to a Parliamentary question posed by Democratic Alliance Member of Parliament Marti Wenger, Molewa said that […]

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Harvesting Water From Air

About 70 percent of the earth is covered with water. But 97 percent of this water is in seas and oceans. This water is saline in nature and is not fit for human consumption. The amount of freshwater on Earth is very less. It is only 3 percent. Almost 99 percent of this freshwater is […]

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Mountain fog used to provide water

A WATER-stressed rural community of Mount Ayliff in Transkei has been given some relief with water made from fog. The project, which was made possible by the Alfred Nzo District Municipality and University of South Africa climatologist, professor Jana Olivier, has already yielded positive results.  More than 30 households in Cabazana Village in Mount Ayliff […]

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