JUNE PROJECT FOCUS
All branded items purchased in the month of June will go toward clean water solutions and maintenance in Tanzania, Africa.
In early June, our partners shipped 780 solar panels to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, as part of the world’s largest solar-powered, safe water treatment project. This massive project will serve over 250,000 Congolese and Burundian people living in three refugee settlements in Western Tanzania.
The SolarWorld panels specified for the massive-scale engineering project are critical for the long-term success and operation of the installed systems that will keep safe water flowing for the refugees.
The goal for the overall project is to pump 100 percent of the water using solar power with diesel generators as backup. Since 2010, we have relied on SolarWorld panels for these projects in some of the world’s most remote and harsh conditions because of their high quality and durability compared to other less expensive panels that have been tested or used on projects.
Groundwater studies are also underway to inform the design and placement of up to 30 additional boreholes that are needed to complete the remainder of the work in all three settlements. Drilling of new wells has begun in January 2018. Our partners will start to equip the additional wells with solar pumps and water treatment systems in July 2018. Our partners anticipates that at least five additional 40 ft. containers full of solar panels will be required to complete the project.
Check out our clean water well projects in central India.
Jeedulapadu Water Well
This is a tribal area of India. The people of this community were in desperate need for clean water due to many deaths and illnesses in this area. We were able to provide a sustainable source of clean water through the drilling of a well to reduce water born illnesses.
Bowdara Water Well
This is a tribal area of India. The people of this community were in desperate need for clean water and we were able to provide a sustainable source through the drilling of a well.
Resources & References
- World Health Organization and UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP). (2014). Progress on Drinking Water and Sanitation, 2014 Update.
- United States Census Bureau Estimates. (2014). U.S. Census Bureau, International Data Base.
- World Economic Forum (2015).Global Risks 2015 Report.
- Map data sourced from WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation. (2014). Pg. 14. Based on 2012 Data.Progress on Drinking Water and Sanitation, 2014 Update.
- Tropical Medicine and International Health. 19, no. 8 (2014): 894 - 905.Burden of disease from inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene in low- and middle-income settings: a retrospective analysis of data from 145 countries.