Capturing water from the clouds to combat water shortages in deserts

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 (Image: Pixabay CC0)
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Affordable, effective and sustainable "fog nets" to capture droplets and combat water scarcity in deserts. An article by Denis Terwagne, Professor and Chairman of the Centre de Recherche en Physique, Faculty of Science, in The Conversation.

In 2022, 2.2 billion people still have no access to drinking water services. With global warming, the scarcity of drinking water has become a major challenge for our future, and this problem is of course intensifying first and foremost in arid and overpopulated regions. A recent United Nations report highlights the crucial importance of exploring "unconventional" water sources such as atmospheric water, as current resources are overexploited and insufficient. ...

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