Community Forum

Free Online One Day Masterclass: Fog collection for water management and sustainable forestry

  • 1.  Free Online One Day Masterclass: Fog collection for water management and sustainable forestry

    Posted 12-29-2018 05:27

    Online One Day Masterclass: Fog collection for water management and sustainable forestry

    Online One Day Masterclass: Fog collection for water management and sustainable forestry

    Register here to the masterclass, to be held on February 15, 2019 between 13.00 and 18.30 CET.

    Fog is the sole source of water for many communities and ecosystems in arid areas of the planet. Research has shown that fog collection, and fog-forest interaction management is a viable way to fight drought, combat land degradation and overcome climate change in such arid areas.

    But how to do this practically? How to build a fog collection unit? Where best? How to manage it? How to link it with the restoration of arid landscapes? We need to upscale the full potential of these technologies at an operational level.

    MetaMeta, the Water Harvesting Lab of University of Florence and the Centre for Microclimate Management offer a free online Masterclass to explain the strategies and practicalities of fog collection on February 15, 2019. The Masterclass consists of four ??sessions, spread over a single day.

    A certificate will be provided by the Water Harvesting Lab of Universit?? degli Studi di Firenze to those attending the full master class.


    Programme February 15, 2019
    ??

    1. Introduction to fog water collection (13.00 CET)

    Elena Bresci, Fabio Salbitano, Giulio Castelli, Water Harvesting Lab

    A general introduction on water harvesting and Fog Collection technologies, including, history, concept and technical diversity, examples of different applications and future perspectives.

    2. How to set up a fog project (14.30 CET)

    Which are the main practical steps to be taken in order to implement a fog collection project? Mr. Nicolas Zanetta, technical expert and practitioner from FogQuest will illustrate all the steps from the initial assessment of the site to monitoring of the project.

    3. Fog collection systems and atmospheric phenomena (16.00 CET)

    Giorgia dall???Osteria, UNESCO Chair in Engineering for Human and Sustainable Development, University of Trento

    Where do advection fogs occur in the world? How are linked to macro- and meso- climate, and where we can expect to collect fog water? Ms. dall???Osteria, young expert from the University of Trento will illustrate this topic in her seminar.

    4. Social Impact of fog collection (17.30 CET)

    Fog collection can support local communities around the World. The Moroccan NGO Dar Si Hmad, running the largest Fog Collection Project in the World, presents its outstanding results in terms of social impact.

    ??

    Fog Resources:

    --

    Ing. Giulio Castelli, PhD.
    Postdoctoral Scholar

    Water Harvesting Lab - WHLab - Facebook
    Department of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Systems (GESAAF)
    Universit?? degli Studi di Firenze
    Via San Bonaventura, 13, 50145, Firenze, Italy
    Skype: giulio-castelli
    Warid (????????)

    Ingegneria Senza Frontiere - Firenze

    My latest publication:
    Fog collection as a strategy to sequester carbon in drylands
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.12.038