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About the conference

Note from the IFDA president

Otto Klemm

The International Fog and Dew Association (IFDA) was founded in 2016 as an umbrella organization of conference series on fog, fog collection and dew. The tri-annual conference series started in Canada (first and second conferences, 1998 and 2001) and went on to South Africa (2004), Chile (2007), Germany (2010), Japan (2013) and Poland (2016). The conferences were organized through the commitment of individuals, NGO’s and universities. After founding of IFDA in 2016, we have an official framework that facilitates the coordination processes of the conferences. We were pleased to learn that a consortium of scientists from Taiwan is motivated to host this 8th International Conference on Fog, Fog Collection and Dew. We are  also indebted to the members of the scientific committee who work hard to make this conference a success.

The International Fog and Dew Association (IFDA) is open to everyone interested in the related topics. Find more information on our homepage and register if you are interested. We are proud to be a colorful crowd from many countries. We make effort to be balanced in terms of geographical origin, gender, and age. Please become active as a member, join the conference, and volunteer to become a member of the board or of the scientific committee of future conferences.


Fog collection for the production of freshwater is a developing field. Here, applied engineering meets scientific progress. Dew is another phenomenon at the interface between the surface and the atmospheric boundary layer. Fog interacts with natural and technical systems. All this offers a wide range of topics and issues to be studied. We foster the progress in all these fields through close, interdisciplinary interaction between conference delegates and through the publication of the results in scientific journals and public media.


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See you all in Taipei in July 2019!

Note from the conference scientific chairman

Martial Haeffelin

The conference is the premier international gathering of fog and dew researchers from around the world.  The ongoing series provides a dynamic forum for the exchange of ideas and the latest research findings from scientists worldwide interested in the life cycle of fog and dew at the interface between surface, vegetation and the atmosphere, and in the collection of fog and dew for freshwater production. Its interdisciplinary character gives this conference series a unique character at the crossroads between fog and dew physics and chemistry and their interactions with and impacts on vegetation, materials, and human activities. The conference features in-situ and remote sensing observations of fog and dew properties, high-resolution and numerical weather prediction modeling, equipment design for fog and dew collection, studies of water collection and use from fog and dew in arid environments, and examination of ecosystem interactions and impacts. The conference’s one-week format, gathering about 200 people, allows for ample plenary oral sessions and several long poster sessions conducive to in-depth scientific exchange. An exciting social program that provides opportunities to foster new collaborations boosts this scientific networking forum."

Note from the local committee chairman

Po-Hsiung Lin

It is a great pleasure and an honor to extend to you a warm invitation to attend the 8th 
International Conference on Fog, Fog Collection and Dew, to be held 14-19 July, 2019 at National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. This conference is jointly organized by International Fog Dew Association (IFDA), National Taiwan University (NTU), National Central University (NCU), National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) and National Dong Hwa University (NDHU). Taiwan owns a towering heights of majestic Mt. Jade (3952m) and its connected peaks (more 3000m) enrich Taiwan geologic landscapes with cloud/foggy forest and diverse plants & animals. Over 19% area of Taiwan is under the natural conservation protection to support ecological researches. Taipei City, the capital of Taiwan, is easily accessible from Taoyuan international airport. This modern city is the start point to explore this sub-tropic beautiful big island. NTU (where host IFDA 2019 conference) locates at the heart of Taipei and is the oldest and biggest university in Taiwan. A new and biggest conference hall in NTU just opened in summer of 2018 and it will host IFDA 2019 international guests. I hope you joining us for a symphony of outstanding science, and take a little extra time to enjoy the spectacular and unique beauty of island country, Taiwan.



Scientific Committee

Local Organizing Committee


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