An agriculture project in Kenya
The Turkana Basin Institute is located in one of the most remote areas of #Kenya, at the extreme north of Lake Turkana, close to the border with Ethiopia, in Ileret. The water supply in the area is constrained by the salinity and the high concentration of unhealthy minerals of both the neighboring lake as well as the underground aquifer. On top of that energy resources are rare and expensive.
An agriculture project as well as nearby local communities and the Institute itself lack drinking water at a reasonable cost and with no impact on the environment.
In order to solve those issues, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH opened a tender to acquire a solar desalination equipment unit with a production capacity of 20 000 liters per day. The OSMOSUN® by Mascara was the winner of this tender.
Our equipment is solar-powered, and was made to face extreme conditions in Somalia and Mozambique, among others. Moreover the solar system of the OSMOSUN® doesn’t use batteries. All these factors allow a low operation and maintenance cost, making it possible for the water to be economical and to have no environment impact, with no lithium or lead to be disposed of or recycled, and no CO2 footprint.
OSMOSUN® by Mascara is proud to support the operation of this community through the financial support of the project by GIZ.