Posts Tagged ‘ habitats ’

Greenification of Qatar Using Atmospheric Water

November 19, 2012
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Greenification of Qatar Using Atmospheric Water

There’s a very interesting project being launched in Qatar this month — sea water is collected by evaporators and used to create an oasis in the middle of a desert: The ultimate aim of the Sahara Forest Project is to return vast areas of desert back to life, providing food, water and clean energy...
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DRIP tech job post

February 17, 2012
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DRIP tech job post

Just read a post from DRIPtech — they want a product designer who can help them design “affordable irrigation technologies for small-plot farmers in developing countries”! Well, that’s us! Check out the post: Job Posting: Director of Product Design
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Chhatre’s Aluminum Fog Mesh

January 21, 2012
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There was an interesting article in the Economist about a chemist, Mr. Chhatre, who developed interesting coatings for aluminum mesh to increase their fog collecting properties. He’s starting a test project in South Africa. We can use technology like this as one of the possible top to the DRIPS project. Since the his invention...
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Grow Trees in the Desert: WATERBOXX

June 28, 2011
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We found another design solution for dew collection: WATERBOXX. Groasis waterboxx was elected Popular Science’s 2010 Best Innovation of the Year. Waterboxx was invented by Pieter Hoff. His ideas was to help trees grow in dry environments and replant the desert. The idea is to catch rain water and dew and store it inside...
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How Our Project Contributes to Better Living

November 28, 2010
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How Our Project Contributes to Better Living

EDF Evaluation Question: “Please describe shortly below how your project contributes to change energy together for better living (sustainable behavior).” Answer: I think the question is asking us to evaluate our project, Deep Root Irrigation and Precipitation System, in terms of its impact on the communities where it will be deployed. We believe there...
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Evapotranspiration

November 21, 2010
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Information on evapotranspiration from Wikipedia: “Potential evapotranspiration supplements the measurement of rainfall in providing a scientific measurement-based definition of a desert. The water budget of an area can be calculated using the formula P − PE ± S, wherein P is precipitation, PE is potential evapotranspiration rates and S is amount of surface storage...
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Encyclopedia of Deserts

November 21, 2010
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“Encyclopedia of Deserts” by Michael A. Mares, Oklahoma Museum of Natural History (Norman, Okla.) is a good source of information on dew formation in the desert. Here’s a quote from page 177: “It is not exactly known how much dew forms on plants in desert areas, although it rage from 10 millimeters in cold...
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