Solar Water Pumps
Bangladesh is one of the most climate change affected countries in the world, and might lose 17 per cent of its land, and 30 per cent of its food production by 2050 due to the effects of climate change. One of the observed impacts is severe salinity both in the surface and ground water bodies of the coastal belt; affecting crop production, water security and livelihood conditions in the coastal areas of Khulna, Bagerhat and Satkhira districts. As of now, 122 units of climate resilient and low emitting solar Photovoltaic Pumping (PVP) systems have been installed which ensure sustainable safe drinking water supply to more than half a million people in six coastal districts of Bangladesh. This addresses internal migration, improves livelihood conditions and ensures environmental sustainability. Three other organisations have adopted the technical design for this intervention and installed another 17 plants. The plants are in the process of being handed over to the Department of Public Health Engineering (DPHE) through SREDA.
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