Sustainability Problem and Proposed Solution: 

California is in a historic drought which may continue indefinitely and will likely become more extreme due to climate change. In spite of the potential stresses on coastal California communities, water from marine fog is not being used to its full potential. Using mesh fog-water collectors, freshwater can be harvested for irrigation or drinking. Farms in coastal California and other foggy places can learn to harvest fog water for immediate use as irrigation water to augment current sources.

Project Categories: 
Buildings & Facilities
Land, Habitat, Watershed
Energy & Climate
Awareness, Education & Engagement
Project Status: 
In Progress
Project End Date: 
Campus Organization: 
Carbon Fund
Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems
Project Location: 
On campus

CASFS, UCSC Agroecology Program