Fog net projects

Fog nets enable access to ample supplies of drinking water even in arid and virtually inaccessible regions. Our aim is to ensure a fully functioning water supply and thus enhance the life quality and improve the resilience of people at risk.

Fog nets Tanzania - Technology transfer in pratice

Fog nets Tanzania - Technology transfer in pratice

The German organisation p(e)d world has been installing fog collectors in Tanzania since 2011. The new collector that was tested in Morocco will now provide 800 schoolchildren with drinking water. The CloudFisher is thus being used in a different project area for the first time. >more

Drinking water in arid regions – the CloudFisher goes into production

Drinking water in arid regions – the CloudFisher goes into production

30 new CloudFisher fog-harvesting nets with a surface area of 1,600 m²: In the spring of 2016, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) decided to sponsor the innovative fog-net project of the WaterFoundation in Ebenhausen. >more

Tanzanian fog nets – New water tanks ensure reliable water supplies

Tanzanian fog nets – New water tanks ensure reliable water supplies

The German non-profit organisation p(e)d world already began installing fog nets in the Babati highlands back in 2009. As of 2015, two new water tanks are in operation holding 30,000 litres of water. >more

New video: Harvest water from fog in Morocco

New video: Harvest water from fog in Morocco

“Harvest fog“ – This very metaphorical expression became reality in Morocco: An innovative method allows to deliver drinking water from the air right into villages in the South-East of the country. Nets collect the fine drops of water from fog in the mountains. >more

New video: CloudFisher - Producing drinking water from fog

New video: CloudFisher - Producing drinking water from fog

The CloudFisher collects drinking water from fog without requiring energy. It is the first standard fog collector in the world resisting to wind speeds of up to 120 km/h. It is quickly installed, does not require additional energy and is extremely low-maintenance. All used materials are food safe. >more

Inauguration of the fognet project in Morocco

Inauguration of the fognet project in Morocco

It took ten years from planning to becoming a reality. Now, fognets are providing drinking water for several hundred people in the sparse Antiatlas region. Especially women benefit: in the past, they had to walk for four hours to get drinking water. Time, they now can use better. >more

Tanzania - Clean water for schoolchildren

Tanzania - Clean water for schoolchildren

How can drinking water be harvested from fog and dew? In areas of high atmospheric humidity, fog collectors can make a valuable contribution. So too in Tanzania. >more

Fog harvester delivers first results

Fog harvester delivers first results

Since November 2013, a large-scale test system consisting of six fog collectors has been in place on the top of Mount Boutmezguida in Morocco. The goal: to extract drinking water from fog and dew. Now, at the end of the fog season in June 2014, the first results have become available - they are impressive. >more

Image gallery: Fog nets in Tanzania

Image gallery: Fog nets in Tanzania

We are building fog collectors in several communities on a high plain bordering the Rift Valley in Tanzania together with the p(e)d world organisation. The water now flowing from the new water source gives the people in this rural region the gift of time – precious time that they can invest in education or agriculture. >more

Fog nets for Tanzania

Fog nets for Tanzania

Rain is a rare occurrence in the highlands of Babati in the north of Tanzania and in Singida in the centre of the country. However, thick fogs often gather at night and in the early hours of the morning. The German organisation p(e)d world, winner of our last call to tenders, is building fog nets in this region. >more

Fog net technology 2.0

Fog net technology 2.0

We are promoting the construction of fog nets in the Moroccan Anti-Atlas mountain range and are in the process of launching a new project in Tanzania. We have gathered valuable experience, although some things did not work as planned. The next step for us is advancing the development of fog net technology. >more

Project visit to Morocco: The hard work was worthwhile!

Project visit to Morocco: The hard work was worthwhile!

Net constructions for 600 m2 of fog nets have been in place on Mount Boutmezguida in Morocco's Anti-Atlas mountains since autumn 2012. Their purpose is to supply the people in this arid mountain region with drinking water. In February 2013, we travelled to Morocco and visited the project area. >more

Call for grant applications – Fog collection projects

Call for grant applications – Fog collection projects

To assist the development of projects for collecting water from fog and dew, the Munich Re Foundation is awarding one or more grants for the provision of new or the enhancement of existing fog collection projects. >more

Fog nets in Morocco – Mastering the challenges

Fog nets in Morocco – Mastering the challenges

A total of 19 fog nets covering an area of nearly 300 m² were installed in the Moroccan highlands in 2011. The plan is to have nearly double this number of nets in the future >more

New fog net project in Morocco

New fog net project in Morocco

During the dry season the village women in Morocco's mountain regions travel more than three hours every day to fetch water. Starting in early July 2011, fog nets are being installed in these areas with support from the Munich Re Foundation to improve the water supply. >more

Call for grant applications – Fog collection projects

Call for grant applications – Fog collection projects

To assist the development of projects for collecting water from fog and dew, the Munich Re Foundation is awarding one or more grants for the provision of new or the enhancement of existing fog collection projects. >more

Fog-net project discontinued

Fog-net project discontinued

The aim of this project was to supply the villages of the Eritrean highlands with water collected from fog. In spite of the project’s success and the continued need for clean water in the area, conditions in the country currently prevent any further expansion of the project. >more

Fog Nets for Eritrea

Fog Nets for Eritrea

People in Africa spend about 40 billion hours each year on fetching water. A project carried out by Munich-based WasserStiftung (“Water Foundation”) aims to supply 1,000 people with drinking water. It is supported by the Munich Re Foundation. >more

Visit to the fog-net project in Eritrea: A net success

Visit to the fog-net project in Eritrea: A net success

Since the first ten fog nets have now been set up in Nefasit, 25 kilometres from the capital city of Asmara, the initial phase of the “Fog nets in Eritrea” project will come to a close at the end of April. The second phase will focus on improving the water supply in Arberobue. >more