Coming to 2020, there are still some 2.2 billion people in the world who do not have safe drinking water services. 70% of the Earth is covered with water, but most of it is saline because it is found in the oceans and is not suitable for consumption.
Historically, there has been an interest in the purification of salt water as a resource given the scarcity of fresh water. It seems that it is already close to that achievement.
The non-profit organization GivePower seems to have found the answer by designing a water treatment plant. The NGO has just installed a pilot test in a region of Kenya, Africa, where most of the people are in a critical situation regarding drinking water.
Kiunga is the name of the town where work began successfully with the solar plant that transforms saline water into clean water.
The system works with solar energy, so the desalination process consumes much less electricity and reduces the cost of the process. This method is capable of providing drinking water for 35,000 people every day.
According to the organization, this desalination plant is sustainable and does not have a negative environmental impact because it does not produce polluting substances that are harmful to flora and fauna.
Soon, GivePower will replicate the plant in other parts of the world such as Colombia and Haiti.
The organization intends to continue raising funds through donations to continue expanding and installing more solar plants like this one that can provide drinking water to millions of people.
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