Harvesting fog in the SF Bay Area
In coastal areas like Chile, farmers have installed long swaths of mesh fencing which trap water droplets from passing fog. The collected water is stored and fed to the valley below to maintain food production without rain. The designs below piggyback on this innovation, applying it at a smaller scale and taking the form of garden sculptures that can generate water for the landscapes they inhabit. Mesh panels are formed into 3-dimensional, geometric shapes that drip water into metal storage containers that hold the collected water until ready for use. Similar to the previous work on atmospheric water harvesting, this solution is simpler but can only be used reliably in foggy, coastal environments with offshore wind.