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Online One Day Masterclass: Fog collection for water management and sustainable forestry (February 15, 2019)

Register here to the masterclass, to be held on February 15, 2019 between 13.00 and 18.30 CET.
(Registered participants will receive login details by email.)

Fog is the sole source of water for many communities and ecosystems in arid areas of the planet. Research has shown that fog collection, and fog-forest interaction management is a viable way to fight drought, combat land degradation and overcome climate change in such arid areas.

But how to do this practically? How to build a fog collection unit? Where best? How to manage it? How to link it with the restoration of arid landscapes? We need to upscale the full potential of these technologies at an operational level.

MetaMeta, the Water Harvesting Lab of University of Florence, and the Centre for Microclimate Management offer a free online Masterclass to explain the strategies and practicalities of fog collection on February 15, 2019. The Masterclass consists of four  sessions, spread over a single day.

A certificate will be provided by the Water Harvesting Lab of Università degli Studi di Firenze to those attending the full master class.

Session Recording

1. Introduction to fog water collection 

Elena Bresci, Fabio Salbitano, Giulio Castelli, Water Harvesting Lab

A general introduction on water harvesting and Fog Collection technologies, including, history, concept and technical diversity, examples of different applications and future perspectives.

2. How to set up a fog project

Which are the main practical steps to be taken in order to implement a fog collection project? Mr. Nicolas Zanetta, technical expert and practitioner from FogQuest will illustrate all the steps from the initial assessment of the site to monitoring of the project.


3. Fog collection systems and atmospheric phenomena

Giorgia dall’Osteria, UNESCO Chair in Engineering for Human and Sustainable Development, University of Trento

Where do advection fogs occur in the world? How are linked to macro- and meso- climate, and where we can expect to collect fog water? Ms. dall’Osteria, young expert from the University of Trento discusses this.

4. Social Impact of fog collection

Dr. Jamila Bargach, Anthropologist, Executive Director, Dar Si Hmad Association

Fog collection can support local communities around the World. The Moroccan NGO Dar Si Hmad, running the largest Fog Collection Project in the World, presents its outstanding results in terms of social impact.


Fog Resources:


Interview with Fabio Salbitano of Water Harvesting Lab on forest reforestation through fog collection. More info: www.thewaterchannel.tv/fog Produced by: TheWaterChannel Language: English Year: 2018 Region: global »»


Interview with Giulio Castelli of Water Harvesting Lab on his research on forest reforestation through fog collection. More info: www.thewaterchannel.tv/fog Produced by: TheWaterChannel Language: English Year: 2018 Region: global »»


Interview with Elena Bresci (Water Harvesting Lab) on fog types and how to collect it. More info: thewaterchannel.tv/fog Produced by: TheWaterChannel Language: English Year: 2018 Region: global »»


Cloud forests are very rare ecosystems, only 2% of the world's tropical forests are cloud forests. This film shows how scientists try to unravel the secrets of these ecosystems and how forest protection works in Costa Rica. More info: Halsundbeinbruch film Produced by: Sampurno Bruijnzeel Year: 2004 Language: English »»


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