About FogQuest – What We Do

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FogQuest: sustainable water solutions, also referred to as FogQuest on this website, is a not-for-profit limited liability corporation that is incorporated in the Province of Ontario, Canada. It is also a Registered Charity with the Government of Canada.

Charitable registration number: 87420 1312 RR0001

Mailing address: 448 Monarch Place,
Kamloops BC, V2E 2B2 Canada
Tel: 250-374-1745 • Fax: 250-374-1746
e-mail info@fogquest.org 

How FogQuest Started

The frequent requests for projects to provide water in places where conventional sources such as wells, rivers and pipelines were not available, as well as the tremendous interest in the 1998 and 2001 International Conferences on Fog and Fog Collection, led to the formation of FogQuest. FogQuest was founded in the year 2000 by Sherry Bennett and Bob Schemenauer in response to these needs and has become actively engaged in projects and in fund raising since the completion of the second Fog Conference in July 2001.

FogQuest builds upon the experience gained in projects conducted since 1987, which, even with limited funding, had shown the viability and effectiveness of using fog collectors to produce clean water for people in the deserts of South America and Africa.

How FogQuest Operates

FogQuest is a small, all-volunteer organization. No salaries are paid. In addition, we make every attempt to minimize costs associated with the office, travel, publications, etc. In many cases, travel is paid or subsidized by the volunteers working on the project. This has allowed FogQuest to spend at least 90% of donations received directly on fog-water projects in developing countries. The Government of Canada requires charities to meet a disbursement quota for funds raised to show that they are spending funds on the core objectives of the charity. FogQuest has exceeded its mandated disbursement quota in each year of its operations.

FogQuest receives its operating funds from three sources: grants from institutions for projects; donations from individuals and corporations; and annual membership fees paid by individuals.

Please visit the volunteer staff of FogQuest, this will not only let you know who is doing what but give you an idea of the expertise and experience we can bring to bear on solving water problems. A significant portion of the staff are based in Chile. Their language skills, intimate knowledge of Latin America and access to the region provide major benefits to the people served by our projects.