The potential for generating water supplies in fog-intensive regions is high. However, to this day it remains practically unexploited.
Depending on their size fog nets can generate up to 400 litres of water per day.

Call for grant applications – Fog collection and fog net technology projects

To assist the development of projects for collecting water from fog and dew, the Munich Re Foundation is awarding one or more grants for the provision of new or the enhancement of existing fog collection projects.

Collecting water from fog and dew offers an unexplored source for water in many regions across the globe where other options are not available. Recent projects have shown that a single large fog collector of 40 square meters can collect over 200 litres of drinking water per day. The potential is huge. In the East African country of Eritrea alone, experts estimate that over 400,000 people stand to benefit from such water. However, only just over 30 projects for collecting water from fog and dew are currently known, these being mainly in Latin America and Africa whereas there are great potentials for this technology in different parts of the world.

To assist the development of projects for collecting water from fog and dew, the Munich Re Foundation is awarding one or more grants for the provision of new or the enhancement of existing fog collection projects.

In 2013/2014, we will also support projects designed to improve fog net technology (e.g. fog net structures or construction of the collectors).

The sum of €40,000 will be available in 2013 and in 2014 amounting to a total of €80,000. Payments will be made in accordance with progress (milestones) towards completion of the project. A co-funding of 50% would be preferred.

Projects that apply for a grant should be completed by the end of the grant period (2014), when the projects should become self-sustaining.

How to apply?

  • Applicants are required to complete the form as outlined below and e-mail it to: info@munichre-foundation.org
  • Applications must be submitted at the latest by 17:00 Central European Time on 30 November 2012.
  • The proposals will be screened and selected by the Munich Re Foundation. Grantees will be informed by end of 2012.
  • If you have questions about the application process, please contact info@munichre-foundation.org

Applicants and future grantees are required to supply the following project documentation:

  • Completed grant application form (below).
  • Quarterly progress reports (2-4 pages, including photos).
  • Final report (max. ten pages) within three months of project completion in December 2014.

 
MM, 30 October 2012