News for Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Jamila Bargach's Work on Fog-harvesting Recognized in The New Yorker
“On days like today, I am the queen of fog,” she said. “That’s how it is on the best days, anyway. On the worst days, I am its slave” (from The New Yorker online, March 22, 2016). These were Jamila Bargach's words after the opening ceremony for Cloudfisher, a fog harvesting operation in Morrocco. Bargach is the cofounder and director of Dar Si Hmad, a Moroccan NGO that partnered with several German organizations to bring potable water to the Aït Baâmrane tribal region of southwest Morocco. Cloudfisher is the result.
Bargach was the Vera R. Campbell Resident Scholar at SAR in 2010-2011. While she was at SAR, she focused on the human aspects of the fog-harvesting project, such as how this technology can be used consciously to empower and bring positive change to the lives of women and girls.