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The Winddrinker desalinates brackish water with reverse osmosis technology (Somalia)


Titre : The Winddrinker desalinates brackish water with reverse osmosis technology (Somalia)

Pays/Région : Somalie

Date 06-Oct-2010

The scarcity of clean drinking water links to all kinds of other economic, political and social problems. And water is scarce. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) there is abundant evidence that fresh water resources are vulnerable and have the potential to be strongly impacted by climate change. Water scarcity in East Africa is the worst Kenya, Djibouti, Somaliland all have enormous water scarcity and water quality problems. We can be assured that this situation will only become worse. The ‘Republic of Somaliland’ was created on 18 May 1991. The new Somaliland encompasses the territory of the former British protectorate which borders Djibouti, the Gulf of Aden, Ethiopia and Somalia. Somaliland broke away from the former Italian protectorate Somalia.

The Winddrinker turns salt water into clean drinking water utilizing solely wind energy. The Winddrinker combines a windmill and a desalination pump in the most efficient way. The technology is developed by researchers of the Delft University of Technology. At this moment we are developing a prototype that will produce an average of 60.000 liters per day healthy drink water for use in Somaliland. It is thé promising solution to solve water problems in dry coastal areas of developing countries

1- To proof the innovative sustainable, emission free, desalination technology in developing countries lacking access to clean drinking water 2- To proof the business model where local entrepreneurs will get access to the technology, to capital and to education in order to be copied in other regions 3- Give access to affordable and healthy drinking water which limits the health risks involved with drinking currently available water of bad quality.

Total Budget : 96,699 EUR

Présentation : Aqua for All

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