SQWater | Fog Collection
SQWater responds to impending water scarcity in Lima. It takes advantage of a thick belt of fog that envelops the city 6-9 months of the year and proposes an innovative fog collection system as a supplemental water supply. Fog water is harvested and stored for later use in the irrigation of trees and other vegetation. As trees mature, they become fog collectors themselves and return water to the system. Over time, fog collection yields increase and provide growing water for the irrigation of parks and urban agriculture. Prototypes developed as part of the system include a 3D fog collection material, an origami water storage tank, a soda bottle subsurface wick irrigation and a vegetative fog collection cone. Current plans focus on the integration of the fog collection system into the ‘Fog Water Farms’ project.