Conferences


Next Conference(s)

Taipei, Taiwan 2019
(details to be announced)


Past Conferences


7th International Conference on Fog, Fog Collection and Dew
24 to 29 July 2016
Wroclaw, Poland

University Wroclw PhotoA very successful conference was held this summer in Poland, with about 125 delegates from about 30 countries attending. This is the seventh in a conference series that was started by Dr. Robert Schemenauer, the Executive Director of FogQuest, in 1998. The conference is not operated or sponsored by FogQuest but we endorse the efforts to enrich the knowledge base that can lead to successful uses of fog and dew as water supplies and to demonstrate to scientists working in the atmospheric sciences, as well as hydrology and related sciences, that there are important practical applications to their work.

Two papers were presented (see below) describing ongoing projects of FogQuest. One discussed the project in Tojquia, Guatemala from 2006 to 2016. The other discussed the fog collection projects in Nepal from 1997 to 2016. Dr. Robert Schemenauer attended the conference* as a representative of FogQuest and made a 15 minute presentation on the work in Nepal. Mr. Nicolas Zanetta from Chile represented both the Atacama Desert Center in Chile where he works and FogQuest where he is an important volunteer. Nicolas gave a one minute introduction to the work in Tojquia and interacted with the delegates at the associated poster paper.

The conference was a wonderful opportunity to exchange information and to meet colleagues from diverse backgrounds working in all parts of the world. It was also an opportunity to meet old friends. Pablo Osses went to Nepal almost 20 years ago to install the first small Standard Fog Collectors and to train local groups on the construction of Large Fog Collectors. He is now a Professor at the Catholic University of Chile in Santiago. Nicolas Zanetta is a young man who brings experience and great enthusiasm to our present project in Guatemala and hopefully soon to our new project in Nicaragua.

(*Dr. Schemenauer paid personally for his travel to Poland for the conference and Mr. Zanetta’s funds came from other sources. No donations to FogQuest were used for travel.)


Conference Papers Available for Download
7th International Conference on Fog, Fog Collection, and Dew
Wroclaw, Poland 24 to 29 July, 2016

The two conference papers presented on FogQuest work in Guatemala and in Nepal can be downloaded below. The entire conference proceedings volume is also available for download here.

2016    Schemenauer, R.S., B. Bignell and T. Makepeace: Fog Collection Projects in Nepal: 1997 to 2016. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Fog, Fog Collection and Dew, Wroclaw, Poland 24 – 29 July 2016, pp 187-190.

2016      Schemenauer, R.S., N. Zanetta, M. Rosato and V. Carter: The Tojquia, Guatemala Fog Collection Project 2006 to 2016. 7th International Conference on Fog, Fog Collection and Dew, Wroclaw, Poland 24 – 29 July 2016, pp 210-213.


YokohamaFogQuest

6th International Conference on Fog, Fog Collection and Dew

2013 Yokohama, Japan

The conference venue was in one of the two brown brick buildings by the harbour in the lower left of the photo. This is a memorial building for the opening of Yokohama port and is now used for cultural activities such as theatrical presentations and exhibitions. The chair of the 2013 conference was Professor Manabu Igawa. The conference web site is linked here. This was a very successful and enjoyable meeting carried out great graciousness from the organizing committee and staff. A special issue of the journal Atmospheric Research is being prepared with selected papers from the meeting.

If you wish information on the conference, please contact Professor Igawa or a member of the organizing committee through the conference website.


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2010 conference

5th International Conference on Fog, Fog Collection and Dew
2010 Muenster, Germany

The venue for the 2010 Conference was an old castle in the heart of the historic city of Muenster. The chair of the 2010 conference was Professor Otto Klemm. If you wish information on this conference, please contact Professor Klemm at: otto.klemm@uni-muenster.de. Copies of abstracts of the papers presented at the meeting are available on the conference website.


Chile conference

4th International Conference on Fog, Fog Collection and Dew
July 2007 La Serena, Chile

The conference was held in La Serena, which is about 500 km north of the capital city of Santiago. La Serena is a old colonial city of about 250,000 people with a modern beach resort area. Despite having only about 100 mm of annual precipitation, grapes for wine as well as fruit are grown in the nearby Elqui Valley. The conference Chair, Pilar Cereceda, and the Conference Coordinator, Pablo Osses, have both been active FogQuest members. The photo above shows Pilar Cereceda (center left) and members of the conference organizing group.

For more information contact Professor Cereceda at dcereced@uc.cl


Conference Proceedings

2007 conference cover

The 430 page proceedings volume of the 4th International Conference on Fog, Fog Collection and Dew can be downloaded from FogQuest for $35 CDN on this website. It has copies of the abstracts of all the papers presented at the conference.


2004 Conference

3rd International Conference on Fog, Fog Collection and Dew
11-15 October 2004 Cape Town, South Africa
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The 238 page proceedings volume of the 3rd International Conference on Fog, Fog Collection and Dew can be downloaded from FogQuest for $35 CDN on this website. It has copies of the abstracts of all the papers presented at the conference.


2001 Conference

2nd International Conference on Fog and Fog Collection 
15-20 July 2001 St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada

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The 536 page proceedings volume of the 2nd International Conference on Fog, Fog Collection and Dew can be downloaded from FogQuest for $35 CDN on this website. It has copies of the abstracts of all the papers presented at the conference.


1998 Conference

1st International Conference on Fog and Fog Collection
19-24 July, 1998 Vancouver, Canada

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The 512 page proceedings volume of the 1st International Conference on Fog, Fog Collection and Dew can be downloaded from FogQuest for $35 CDN on this website. It has copies of the abstracts of all the papers presented at the conference.