SQWATER | FOG COLLECTION
The SQWater Fog Collection project responded to impending water scarcity in Lima and took advantage of a thick belt of fog that envelops the city 6-9 months of the year. It involved an innovative fog collection system that served as a supplemental water supply. Fog water was harvested and stored for later use in the irrigation of trees and other vegetation. Technologies developed as part of the project included an innovative fog collector design well suted to steep slopes, a novel 3D fog collection material, an origami water storage tank, soda bottle subsurface wick irrigation and a vegetative fog collection cone.