Period: December 2022 - January 2023
In coastal areas of Bangladesh, villagers rely heavily on Pond Sand Filters for drinking water, but after cyclones Sidr and Aila, many of these filters are out of order and the number of available fresh water sources has decreased. This has led to long lines and insufficient water for families. Women and children often have to walk long distances to get drinking water, which is scarce and costly in these areas. Some people are unable to afford to buy water and have to drink unsafe water. To address this issue, the Department of Public Health Engineering has installed 970 solar desalination units in 61 areas of 16 coastal districts through the project titled “Safe Water Supply Project using Environment Friendly Solar Desalination Unit”.
Objectives of the Assignment
The prime objective of this assignment is to:
• Evaluate the water desalination technology and its efficiency based on users’ feedback at field level.
• Provide recommendations to the project for the further expansion of the interventions.