Desalination is a critical process that removes salts and other minerals from salty water. In many places around the world, such as Gaza, desalination has become an essential water supply option, due to the lack of freshwater availability but the availability of sea/salty water.
Due to the relatively high cost to maintain, this option is only suitable in a communal setting, such as in schools and even with this scenario, only small desalination plants are feasible to construct and maintain.
As communities are struggling to find enough water to survive, desalination plants have become even more important for these struggling families. In Gaza, we’ve built small water desalination plants at specialist children’s centres, which look after children with special needs. This ensures children have a safe clean supply of water whilst they are at school.
Here at Islamic Relief, we’re working worldwide in over 40 countries across the globe to ensure that not only do communities have a safe and reliable source of water for today, but for life too.
When we build a water system, we ensure communities have a sustainable source of clean water for years to come. We recognise the risk of drought, displacement and disease and with over thirty years of expertise we know that simply drilling wells and installing water pumps cannot solve the water crisis.
We bypass short-term interventions and high running costs to instead provide long-term sustainable solutions; installing irrigation systems, building water tanks, training communities, distributing hygiene kits and rehabilitating viable water systems.
Help us to provide men, women and children clean and safe water, an essential we all take for granted.