Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Water problems

Spread out across the top of a hill, nets are coming to the aid of one neighborhood in Lima, Peru. These nets, both simple and slightly absurd, take advantage of the city’s foggy disposition to capture water. One net costs roughly $800 and those nearby benefit from up to 60 litres of water every night to use for drinking, cooking, bathing, and farming. Though this implementation is obviously very site specific, it is encouraging to see sustainable solutions to water crises, especially in an affordable, feasible form.
Have you tried the Earthlearningideas 'Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink' and our Water cycle 'thought experiment', 'Space survival; how could we survive a year in a dome'?

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