Assessment of fog-water collection on the eastern escarpment of Eritrea

Fessehaye, Mussie; Abdul-Wahab, Sabah A.; Savage, Michael J.; Kohler, Thomas; Gherezghiher, Tseggai; Hurni, Hans (2017). Assessment of fog-water collection on the eastern escarpment of Eritrea. Water international, 42(8), pp. 1022-1036. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group 10.1080/02508060.2017.1393714

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Fog can be considered a potential water resource for certain semi-arid and arid countries. In Eritrea, a fog-water collection project was implemented in 2007 in the villages of Arborobue and Nefasit. This study presents an assessment of the project after five years of implementation and identifies the main strengths to be technical viability, since it is simple and manageable by communities, and reasonable in areas where conventional water delivery systems are not feasible. The main limitations are that it is not economically viable unless its initial cost is subsidized; moreover, fog capture is seasonal, and net damage occurs during strong winds.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

10 Strategic Research Centers > Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

UniBE Contributor:

Kohler, Thomas and Hurni, Hans

ISSN:

1941-1707

Publisher:

Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group

Projects:

[805] Sustainability Governance

Language:

English

Submitter:

Stephan Schmidt

Date Deposited:

13 Apr 2018 08:25

Last Modified:

23 Oct 2019 12:15

Publisher DOI:

10.1080/02508060.2017.1393714

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.109864

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/109864

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