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does anyone remember WA Nepal using fog catchers and why we stopped using them?

by davidmartin@wateraid.org | WaterAid | 2016-12-02 09:22:29 -0600


These fog catchers in Lima are featured in a BBC website video (on their news homepage). We used them several years ago in Nepal but stopped using them (I think). Does anyone know why? Just in case we get any keen supporters contacting us asking if we're using them and if not why not.

Thanks very much,


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by Rémi Kaupp | WaterAid | 2016-12-05 01:29:10 -0600

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Hi David. Vinny will know more (and the WA Nepal team) but as far as I know it was our partner NEWAH and here is an article that exposes many of the limits of the idea: http://www.ngoforum.net/index.php?opt...

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FYI this technology was also been tried by PHED in Bhutan around 2007-2011 - I'm not sure with what results. There might be something on the MoH PHED website. John Collett

John Colett ( 2016-12-06 02:48:10 -0600 )edit

Rémi, Thanks for the thorough article. It appears to me that operational issues still have to be worked out. It sounds like the mesh technology has to get out of Canada. I wonder if there are other organizations working on an alternative mesh technology and on operational guidelines to ensure sustainability of any installation.

aidos.nando ( 2016-12-06 03:23:34 -0600 )edit

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