Collecting water from fog and dew offers an unexplored water source 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 metres can collect over 200 litres of drinking water per night. 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 20 projects for collecting water from fog and dew are currently known, these being mainly in Latin America and Africa.
The sum of €25,000 will be available in 2011 and in 2012, amounting to a total of €50,000. Payments will be made in accordance with progress (milestones) towards completion of the project. Co-funding of 50% would be preferred. Projects that apply for a grant should be completed by the end of the grant period (2012), when the projects should become self-sustaining.
Submission deadline: 25 March 2011
How to apply?
- Applicants are required to complete the grant application form and e-mail it to: email@example.com
- Applications must be submitted at the latest by 17:00 Central European Time on 25 March 2011.
- The proposals will be screened and selected by the Munich Re Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Grantees will be informed by the end of May 2011.
- If you have any questions about the application process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants and future grantees are required to supply the following project documentation:
- Completed grant application form.
- Quarterly progress reports (two – four pages, including photos).
- Final report (max. ten pages) within three months of project completion in December 2012.