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Improving public health through solar-powered water sanitation systems in Ethiopia (Phase 2)

Ethiopie

UNIDO | United Nations Industrial Development Organization

Titre : Improving public health through solar-powered water sanitation systems in Ethiopia (Phase 2)

Pays : Ethiopie

Date : Apr 1, 2019 // Mar 31, 2020

Présentation
With the new SDG indicators of safely managed water supply system and sanitation facilities, there is a need to accelerate the effort to achieve the planned results. The threatening climate induced water shortage in Ethiopia is adding up to the problem, which at its extremes in 2018 led to violent conflicts over the scares resource, indicating the necessity for climate resilient water sanitation and supply. Innovative water sanitation technologies have emerged as potential solutions to the challenges at hand and for promoting social equality and economic growth while also having further positive externalities : health cost- effectiveness, safety and security, less water pollution, greater dignity and equality between men and women, nutrient reuse, tourism, and business, etc.

The overall purpose of the project is to improve water supply, public health and general environmental quality, while reducing the likelihood for the reoccurrence of violent conflicts due to water shortages by introducing an innovative water sanitation system utilizing environmentally friendly slow sand filtration and photovoltaic electricity generating technologies. This will be achieved through technology demonstration, removal of existing barriers in access to information and technical knowledge, capacity building to better absorb and domestically replicate such technologies, knowledge management activities, identification of viable, sustainable and suitable business models.

Financement : Japon
Budget : $884,956

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