The Fog Harvest

The Fog Harvest
Fine art photography by lens based artist, Serena Dzenis.

As fresh water becomes more scarce, some farmers in Europe have turned to fog harvesting as an economical and reliable fresh water source. Fog collection involves using large pieces of vertical mesh net to collect water. Gravity pulls the fog droplets down into containers underneath.

An advantage of fog harvesting is that it doesn’t require energy to operate. It also decreases pressure on local freshwater reservoirs in low water availability periods. Most importantly, fog provides an additional source of freshwater in dry coastal and mountainous regions, thus increasing the quality of life in these communities.

On the other hand, fog water collection requires specific environmental and topographical conditions, thereby limiting its application to specific regions. Large fog harvesting constructions may also damage or impede flora and fauna.

While harnessing the power of fog may lead to positive outcomes, more research is needed to look at how this technology may be adapted and utilised effectively.

Location:  Austria

Equipment:  Canon 5DS R, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM.

Settings:  Shot handheld, 30mm, 1/1250 sec, f/5.6, ISO 400.

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