RABAT, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- A Moroccan fog harvesting project on Thursday won the 2016 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Momentum for Change Award, local media reported.
The project provides accessible potable water to more than 400 people in five villages, most of them women and children, the UNFCCC secretariat said in a press release.
Dar Si Hmad, a women-led NGO in Morocco, designed and installed what is now the world's largest operational fogwater harvesting system, the UNFCCC said.
"It is an innovative solution to persistent water stress where fog is abundant, a technique inspired from ancient water practices," it noted.
The project is a successful model of a locally-driven, participatory climate change adaptation initiative, providing an environmentally friendly water source to combat the effects of desertification, the UNFCCC said.
Each of the 13 winning activities touches on one of Momentum for Change's three focus areas: women for results, financing for climate friendly investment and ICT solutions.
All 13 will be showcased at a series of special events during the UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco in November.