Mascara launches a program to secure access to drinking water in 6 remote island communities in Vanuatu
The island states of the Pacific are at the forefront of climate change. The first impacted is their water supply, since it relies mostly on the harvesting of the seasonal rainfalls, which also replenish the shallow underground aquifers.
As part of its National Water Strategy, the Department of Water Resources of Vanuatu selected the most vulnerable communities living in the outlying islands, which accounts for less than 500 inhabitants each, for this program securing drinking water access with OSMOSUN® solar-powered desalination units.
Six will be delivered to the remote villages as resilient water access points, and two will be supplied as mobile solutions and intended as standalone back-ups for fresh water production in post disaster emergency situations such as cyclones. The whole program is to be commissioned mid-2023.
The official launch of this program supported by the French Government was announced on the occasion of the “Pacific Water and Wastewater Conference” held in Fiji last week.