Collecting The Clouds: How a Spanish engineer is watering the Canary Islands

Whether you’re planning to strike out on your own as a homesteader, already have a thriving farm, or simply want a more independent or eco-friendly way to access water, this solution from Spain might have the answer.

An engineer named Ricardo has developed an ingenious water harvesting technique and is applying it in the Canary Islands, Spain, with great success: he built tall, fine-mesh structures to catch fog moisture which is then dropped into a collection tray and used to water local farms and forests and provide drinking water once treated.

And his technique is effective: Ricardo reportedly collects up to 160 liters of water per day, per collector.

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