Fog harvesting brings water to Morocco’s rural communities | Middle East Eye

With the help of a Canadian non-profit, Morocco’s mountainous rural areas are using fog to cheaply and sustainably increase water access:

middle east eyeA solution to water scarcity in some of southwestern Morocco’s most isolated, rural communities may perch here – at 1,225 metres above sea level on a peak in the Anti-Atlas mountain range.

“Thanks to this project, more people have started to come back to the region because now they have water running in their households,” said Marouane Smaili, office manager at Dar Si Hmad, a Moroccan sustainability and culture group.

But the system now bringing water to five villages – directly into people’s homes, two schools and a mosque – was initially met with scepticism by residents of Morocco’s Ait Baamrane region.

“It sounded to them very simplistic and reductionist. They believed that it was impossible. They started making jokes, some people thought we were coming searching for diamonds … But after they saw the water, they believed it,” Smaili said…[FULL STORY]

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