Fog catchers: improving Mexico’s climate resilience using traditional knowledge
By Adaptation Fund
Climate Home news
June 24, 2022
A Mexican climate resilience project is adopting the traditional practice of fog catching to address the impacts of water scarcity.
Using fine mesh that has a high capacity for moisture absorption, the structure retains water particles during foggy nights which, when condensed, falls into a central trough connected to a reservoir container.
Driven by the indigenous community, the technique is just one of a number of ancestral methods the project is harnessing to combat climate change vulnerability in the state of Oaxaca.