RESILIENCE WITH SAFE DRINKING WATER IN ETHIOPIA
CO2 Emissions+16.000 tCO2/year
The project implements drinking water systems fuelled by solar energy in the Oromia (Bale) and Somali regions in Ethiopia.
In these areas, many families still use surface water, which is often polluted. Only a fraction of them can easily access to safe drinking water. Using non-drinking water from uncontrolled sources cause several health problems such as diarrhoea, intestinal infections and parasitosis. Local people typically boil water to decontaminate it. However, this implies burning wood, thus releasing significant GHG emissions in the atmosphere.
Our aim is to provide drinking water for domestic use and improve hygienic, social, economic and environmental conditions in relation to the water cycle in rural areas. Doing so, local people won’t need to burn wood and therefore will reduce their CO2 emissions. The project will also raise people awareness on hygiene and support a local sustainable development.
- A reduction in water consumption
- Climate change mitigation thanks to a dramatic emissions reduction
- Access to a safe drinking water source for local communities
- Reduction of diseases caused by the consumption of polluted water
- Organisation of annual awareness campaigns on water, hygiene and health
Social and economic benefits