Fog-Catching Towers Could Supply Water to the World’s Driest Megacity Using The Ocean Air – Peru

How can a megacity find water for 10 million people if it exists in the desert? Fog-catching nets, erected on hills over the city of Lima could solve the city’s water shortages for good.

A twenty-meter high (60 feet) tower of spiraling nets will be unveiled this summer in the city as a solution to the threat which a warming climate poses to the shaky foundations of water availability in Lima.

Aside from glacial runoff from the Andes, and water from the stressed Rímac River, Peru’s capital city accumulates [
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Fog-Catching Towers Could Supply Water to the World’s Driest Megacity Using The Ocean Air – Peru2021-04-03T15:29:54+02:00

Peru building Lima’s first desalination plant

A Spanish concessionaire began construction on Lima’s first desalination plant, part of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s bid to increase public spending in water infrastructure. The 308mn-sol (US$95mn) Provisur project in Lima’s Santa María district will benefit 100,000 residents in four seaside districts on the southern outskirts of the capital, state water utility Sedapal said in a statement. The 24-month initiative involves the 400lt/sec desalination plant, 260km of piping, a 180lt/sec sewerage treatment plant and a 780m underwater discharge pipeline, according to Sedapal. The facility will cover the districts of Punta Hermosa, Punta Negra, San Bartolo and Santa María, which [
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Peru building Lima’s first desalination plant2017-12-07T08:15:51+01:00
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