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Coastal fog-harvesting tower

Huasco is an arid agricultural region dependent on irrigation. With its river depleted, the Coastal fog-harvesting tower proposes an ingenious solution using only wind energy and gravity. The 200m tall tower is constructed as a spiral that collects water particles from coastal fog, filters out salt by reverse osmosis and distributes freshwater to an otherwise declining agricultural area.

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A tower of strength
Harvesting water from the air
“Next Generation” prize for project vision in Chile
“Innovative, simple and elegant solution” – Holcim Awards Jury
Project Entry 2008 for Latin America
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Huasco, Chile
Alberto Fernandez Gonzalez
Main Author
Alberto Fernandez Gonzalez
Susana Valeria Ortega Gomez
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Susana Valeria Ortega Gomez
"Next Generation" 1st prize 2008
Latin America
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