We all agree that Desalination has been a life-saver, especially in areas without safe water. These salty waters are made fit for consumption through reverse osmosis or thermal desalination. However, there’s a dark side to this process. Here are five disadvantages of desalination that you probably never knew.
1. Health Hazards
You must have heard countless times that desalination involves a purification process before being consumed. While that is true, some chemicals used in the purification process can easily seep into the purified water. These chemicals can damage your plumbing pipes, and in turn, release by-products of the poisonous chemicals into your water. In this case, drinking desalinated water can be very …
There are a lot of epidemics going on in Africa. While poverty is at the forefront of these problems, there seems to be another which is prevalent but mostly overlooked. This is the lack and access to clean water in Africa. Poverty might not be easily eliminated, but the water crisis in Africa is a solvable issue. Here are five sustainable clean water solutions to the water crisis in Africa.
Since most African countries are surrounded by salty bodies of water that are not consumable, desalination to solve the global water crisis is the…
There have been three main reasons that have influenced the development and deployment of water treatment technology:
The discovery of new, uncommon pollutants.
The adoption of new water methods to improve quality standards.
The expense of water treatment methods.
When it came to water treatment in local areas during the first half of the twentieth century, we only had these three treatments to employ: chemical clarity, granular media filtration, and chlorination.
Over time, water utilities have begun to seriously explore alternate water …
Poor economic management and inadequate infrastructure for exploiting one of the world’s most abundant resources have long been recognized as contributing factors to the world’s chronic water scarcity condition, which has now reached unprecedented proportions. Approximately 750 million people across the globe do not have access to clean drinking water at this time.
This situation prompted world leaders to create the sixth SDG or Sustainable Development Goal, which seeks to provide universal access to water and sanitation and develop sustainable techniques and water management practices….
Andrea is a single mother of two young children at her home. She works as a day laborer in her hometown of Santa Catarina. She is able to provide for her family’s basic necessities, such as food and shelter. Still, she failed to save enough money to enhance the hygienic conditions of her household.
Over 24 million people in Brazil are affected by inadequate access to sanitation, which is a common issue in the country. This is one of the reasons why Water.org developed a presence in the country. Families may be able to finance clean water and sanitation solutions via modest, low-cost loans obtained …
According to the World Health Organization, 1.7 million people worldwide die prematurely every year due to a lack of access to clean drinking water. There have been many reports of dangerous organisms, bacteria, and pollutants being found in the water supplies of impoverished nations because their governments lack the resources to implement thorough water sanitation programs.
Furthermore, in the lack of easily accessible medical care and medicines, people in water-stressed countries are more likely to succumb to water-borne illnesses.
This is considered one of the worst conditions and …
In spite of UNESCO’s prediction that there would be a worldwide water catastrophe by 2020, water shortage is now a reality in impoverished countries. These nations may learn about water management and conservation and by using rainwater collection. Water that is not drinkable is collected, diverted, and stored for future use.
To prevent cholera epidemics caused by dangerous flood floods, rainwater collection in Cameroon is essential. In order to collect rainwater, you need to follow a four-step process, which may be active or passive. Activated harvesting meets the needs of humans …
Clean and safe potable water is scarce. At the moment, over 1 billion individuals in developing countries do not have access to this technology. Despite this, we take water for granted, squander it, and pay way too much for such little convenience.
Water is the building block of all life. And even today, all across the globe, far too many individuals devote their whole day to the pursuit of this elusive goal.
It is time spent collecting water and eventually suffering from water-borne illnesses in areas like Sub-Saharan Africa that restrict people’s ability to reach their full potential, …
Once you understand why we believe that water and sanitary developments are worthy investments, you will understand how critical they are to the people who rely on them. These are the kinds of investments that have impressive effects that go beyond a purely financial benefit.
However, economics is a fascinating subject in and of itself, so let’s start with that subject first. As stated by WHO, water and sanitary investments provide a return on investment of 430 percent in the form of decreased health burdens and improved productivity, especially for women.
This is a well-…
According to the United Nations Development Program, Kenya has a population of 50 million people, with 41 percent of them still reliant on unimproved water sources. This is a significant issue for Kenyan families living in poor urban areas and rural areas with inadequate access to water.
Approximately one hour west of Nairobi, Janice lives in a little village called Mwaiwai. Before then, she was one of the millions of people who rely only on unimproved water sources for their daily needs. Although her home is surrounded by beautiful open countryside, filled with long grasses and animals, it does not have access to running water or electricity.