Revolution in South Asia

An Internationalist Info Project

Archive for April 21st, 2011

Nepal: The Fog Catchers

Posted by hetty7 on April 21, 2011

This article is from myrepublica, and informs the importance of water in this Himalayan region. This is an important question facing revolutionaries of this century: how resources will be used (or not) and their long term impact on the natural world. Posting here does not imply endorsement of views presented.

The Fog Catchers

“A specially designed mesh is spread between poles and erected on a ridge. The mesh traps water particles from the wind that carries the fog through the ridge on which the device is installed.”

“It quickly becomes evident to the thirsty residents of Kathmandu that despite the fog that descends in the cold winter months, the Valley is unfit to have the mesh installed. Water is indeed everywhere, but far from being readily available.”

Sradda Thapa Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Nepal News | Tagged: , , | Leave a Comment »