Dealing with the high water table and salty groundwater of this environment makes it a challenge to source fresh drinking water. The anticipated El Niño climate event for 2015/16 will only exacerbate weather conditions in the Central Pacific, increasing the urgency to establish water treatment systems in this region.
With the high costs of transport and energy, and an incredibly dry climate, it is essential to have a sustainable and inexpensive source of clean, fresh drinking water in remote communities. With a growing population, the pressure on water resources is only increasing, making it essential to turn saltwater into drinking water.
Being able to clean groundwater of impurities cuts farming costs and relieves pressure on shared resources in remote communities. Creating a fresh water source is hugely beneficial to those who rely heavily on secure access to a sustainable water source. Providing a solar-powered water treatment system is even better.
And yet, accessing this basic need can be challenging for remote communities where insufficient resources mean that fresh, clean drinking water is scarce.
In communities where clean water isn’t readily available, people often have no choice but to drink contaminated water that can cause serious disease and even death.
All because they couldn’t access something no human can live without.
Moerk Water Solutions has developed a sustainable, reverse osmosis, seawater desalination system that can provide this basic need for whole communities, whilst also providing benefits for the local economy and social framework.