Friday, June 16, 2017

Head in the Clouds: The Dream of Harvesting Water from Fog

My new blog post at WWF's ClimatePrep blog is live! Check it out:

Head in the Clouds: The Dream of Harvesting Water from Fog (June 2017)

The hardest part of this article was winnowing down the examples and lessons-learned for people who might want to start a fog water-collection project. I had so much fun exploring the history of fog water use and learning about new cutting-edge projects such as the fog water aquaponics project in Falda Verde, Chile (read more about the fog-water-->fish farm--> agriculture plan here - in Spanish) and of course the Hangar 1 "fodka" (fogwater vodka) being made practically in my back yard, in Alameda, California, to benefit fog collection research.

I hope I did justice to the many facets of fog collection research!

I took special pleasure in the coincidence that my last article for WWF was on Story Maps as a tool for climate change education and my first point of entry in my research for this article was a fog water collection research Story Map.

Update: WWF's ClimatePrep blog apparently went defunct in 2018 and may not be revived.  I'm updating this blog's links to ClimatePrep to snapshots on (where available). Some articles look OK there, some not so OK. For a readable version with images intact, see my ClimatePrep articles as reconstructed on this blog:

Head in the Clouds: The Dream of Harvesting Water from Fog
June 08, 2017

Story Maps: A Rising Star of Climate Change Communication
April 10, 2017

The Sea Level Rise Solution that is as Charismatic as Mud
February 17, 2017

The Internet of Water - October 31, 2016

Sea Level Rise Seen with New Eyes: the OWLs of San Mateo
August 30, 2016

California: The Rebeavering
May 22, 2015

Government Folly in the Face of Climate Change
March 19, 2015

In the Heat of the Moment
December 02, 2014

California’s Adaptation Clarion Call
September 02, 2014

Farmland in Flux
July 8, 2014

Honest Conversations: Climate Change and Uncertainty
December 12, 2013