Inspired by the Brundtland Report (1987), we define our development work as the ability to meet our needs without compromising those of the future generations. As a Foundation, we address the entrenched issue of access to water, poverty and basic education as a series of connected loops. We believe and practice a development in which equal care and respect are due to the human being and the larger sentient environment; there are but intricate connections between our organisms.
The largest functioning fog collection project in the world, our system has brought positive transformations to the communities, particularly the women, and the environment.
Being the host to a revolutionary step in fog-collection technology, the CloudFisher designed by engineer Peter Trautwein, volunteer to the Wasserstiftung Foundation, and CEO of Aqualonis, have proven to be highly effective after an extended experimental period carried at our site Boutmezguida.
Our system is a forerunner in climate adaptation, the use of fog as a resource, with particular focus on supporting women in their role as water-guardians.
Dar Si Hmad participates in R&D in engineering, climate monitoring, while maintaining a close partnership with its beneficiary community.
The fog project has brought interest and a greater national and international visibility to the often overlooked region of Ait Baâmrane and Southwest Morocco.
Dar Si Hmad founded a Fog Research Center atop Mount Boutmezguida to ensure continuous scientific watch of fog and the nets.
The fog-collection project has been recognized nationally and internationally by many prizes and distinctions.
Dar Si-Hmad has been particularly recognized for its close-partnership with the beneficiary-participating communities.
In September 2019, Dar Si Hmad organized a musical and multi-media residency “Rhizome,” fog sounds, Raiss Ribab, and natural painting with grand performance “Brouill-art” to the grand public.