The increase in population and the current rate and ever improving standard of living in Namibia, there is growing concern on whether the finite water resources will still be sustainable to all in the future. If climate change is brought into the mix, it seems apparent that countries like Namibia currently suffering water supply shortages will find it even more difficult to quench the thirst of their people. There is a limited level of water recycling technologies in Namibia, combined with high costs of water.
Assess the potential for identifying water recycling technologies for households in Namibia:
- Undertake detailed water recycling technology assessment and feasibility of implementation of technologies with the highest efficiency and effectiveness
- Develop a technology roadmap and action plan for promoting and adoption of water recycling technologies in the country
- Gather information on financing lines and business models for financing water recycling technologies
- Develop a proposal for financial/market-based mechanism on water recycling technologies for deployment in households of Namibia
Water recycling technologies will help build the resilience of droughts and agricultural production under the worsening drought conditions. The recycling and storage can provide short-term security against periods of low rainfall and the failure or degradation of other water supplies.
The technical assistance will benefit women and girls particularly in the informal settlements of different towns in Namibia. Women and girls usually bear the responsivity for collecting water, which is habitually very time consuming, more vulnerable to abuse and attack while walking to and from water points. Increase in reliable sufficient water supplies mainly to women and girls could amount to a large benefit for households such as food security through the establishment of backyard gardens, sanitation and health.