Africa

Water-poor Egypt eyes quadrupling desalination capacity in 5 years – Egypt

Water-scarce Egypt aims to more than quadruple desalination capacity by granting private companies concessions from its sovereign wealth fund to build 17 plants over the next five years with sustainable solar energy.

The plan fits into Egypt’s push to diversify its sources of fresh water for a fast-growing population as it faces competition for Nile river water from the giant hydropower dam that Ethiopia is building upstream.

The new concessions are designed to encourage private investment and technological development, both areas in which the Arab world’s most populous country has struggled.

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Solar-Powered Desalination Device Will Turn Sea Water Into Fresh Water For 400,000 People – Kenya

seawater into normal water without polluting the area, it will be a massive achievement, as only 3% of the water on Earth is fresh.

SWS a Finnish water technology company, has come as close as anyone to being able to offer the world essentially unlimited fresh water through its unique, zero-emissions, zero-running cost, and non-polluting desalination technology.

Now it’s being deployed, thanks to backing from the Dutch group Climate Fund Managers, in Kitui County, Kenya as part of a long-term goal to provide water for 400,000 rural Kenyans by 2023.

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Namibia is poised to become the renewable energy hub of Africa – Namibia

In March 2021, as I launched Namibia’s Second Harambee Prosperity Plan (HPPII), I reflected on the need to emphasize the importance of multilateralism in our efforts to foster an enduring economic recovery.

Namibia’s policy on international relations and cooperation is anchored in multilateralism because our very independence was a product of international solidarity.

We are a nation that was midwifed by the United Nations. It is for this reason that as we crafted our green economic recovery plan; we knew that it had to build a more sustainable future for our children and their children.

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Developing Sinai – Egypt

On Monday, President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi inaugurated the world’s largest wastewater treatment plant.

Bahr Al-Baqar wastewater treatment plant, east of Port Said, will treat 5.6 million cubic metres per day which can then be used to irrigate agricultural land in Sinai. 

Mohamed Ghanem, Irrigation Ministry spokesperson, said the plant aims to process two billion cubic metres of water annually “to contribute to the reclamation of between 400,00 and 500,000 feddans as part of the national project to develop Sinai and make optimal use of water resources”. 

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El Sisi inaugurates the world’s largest sewage plant in Bahr El-Baqar – Egypt

A new plant treats wastewater in Bahr El- Baqar, in the Sinai, east of the Suez Canal in Egypt.

The plant, inaugurated by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, will provide water for the irrigation of more than 168,000 hectares of plantations in Sinai.

Like desalination, the reuse of wastewater has become essential to cope with water stress in Egypt.

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Egypt Seeks to Desalinate 6 Ml Cubic Feet of Water Daily – Egypt

The Egyptian cabinet discussed Monday plans to build
seawater desalination plants, as the country tries to address
looming water scarcity.

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said the government has
prepared a strategic plan to establish more desalination
plants.

Egypt needs around 114 billion cubic meters of water
annually, while it only has 74 billion meters available, said
Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel
Aty in April.

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Clean water milestone for Port Alfred desalination plant – South Africa

Port Alfred’s answer to the ongoing water crisis reached an important milestone when 100-million litres of clean, potable water passed through the desalination facility.

The Ndlambe Sea Water Reverse Osmosis Plant was commissioned on June 23, and processes two megalitres of seawater daily, supplying residents with pristine drinking water.

Quality Filtration Systems (QFS) director  Musawenkosi Ndlovu was thrilled that the project reached this milestone.

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Rouxville drinking water plant to be restarted before the end of 2021- South Africa

In South Africa, the government says that the Rouxville drinking water plant in the Free State province will be back in service before the end of 2021.

The plant is being rehabilitated by Lohan Construction Industry.

The Rouxville drinking water plant in South Africa’s Free State province will reopen before the end of 2021. This was noted by the South African authorities after an inspection visit to the project site.

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KarmWater wins Marsa Alam desalination plant contract – Egypt

A seawater desalination plant will supply the Marsa Alam resort in Egypt’s Red Sea governorate. On September 14th, 2021, a partnership agreement was signed between the local authorities and KarmWater to carry out the work. The facility will be solar-powered. 

A desalination plant will provide drinking water to the resort town of Marsa Alam in the Red Sea governorate of Egypt.

KarmWater, the new water solutions division of the KarmSolar Group, will implement this project to harness unconventional water resources.

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Solar-powered water desalination system to supply Bubisa – Kenya

German start-up Boreal Light plans to inaugurate a new brackish groundwater desalination system on September 22nd, 2021 in Bubisa, a village in Marsabit County, Kenya. The plant will be powered by solar photovoltaic energy. 

After the “Shimoni WaterKiosk” system, which went into operation in August 2021 for several public structures on the southern coast of Kenya, Boreal Light will present a new brackish groundwater desalination system on September 22nd, 2021.

According to the German start-up, the ceremony will be held in Bubisa, where the plant will provide 11 m3 of water per hour. The village is located in Marsabit County in northern Kenya.

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