New technology to find and purify water in AfghanistanA new project will use satellite data to identify water resources in Afghanistan and devel...New technology to find and purify water in Afghanistan
A new project will use satellite data to identify water resources in Afghanistan and develop new technologies for purifying drinking water.
In Afghanistan, conflicts, poor infrastructure, political obstacles, and natural disasters, especially resulting from climate change, make it difficult to find water and to implement sustainable climate adaptation. It is difficult to maintain sufficient clean drinking water during periods of drought, and to draw off water during floods.
A new project aims to use satellite data to collect knowledge about water in remote areas of Afghanistan, where it is unsafe to send people out to investigate.
“We can use satellite data to determine the water balance in an area. We can then simply send local people to the places where water projects make sense, in terms of water supply and safety.