the dire need of clean drinking water in many parts of Sudan, Siemens has
engaged with HELIOZ to contribute to changing the water crisis, by sponsoring a
“WASH” campaign aimed at providing a solution that will deliver drinkable water
to these marginalized communities in Khartoum.
“Clean drinking water is an essential and basic human
right. Communities having reasonable access to clean water promotes better
health, while preventing the spread of easily avoidable diseases. This solution
that we’re bringing to the people of Sudan will provide an improved way of life
and will add value to our people,” says Sabine Dall’Omo, CEO of Siemens,
Southern and Eastern Africa.
project, which is developed by HELIOZ will be rolled out to beneficiaries in
two phases. The initial stage will be implemented in the disadvantaged areas of
Greater Khartoum where access to safe water is a major challenge. In a second
step, Siemens and HELIOZ aim to extend the initiative to Kosti in White Nile
State where Siemens is already engaged in the upgrade and renovation of two
technology to be utilized is based on an environmentally friendly method of
Solar Water Disinfection with UV-indicator called WADI. WADI, which has been
tested and approved by the World Health Organization (WHO), as an effective
method for household water, was specifically designed by HELIOZ for communities
that require an easy-to-use solution for water disinfection. The solar-powered
device not only provides people with safe water to drink, it also has a
positive impact on the environment. The change in method of disinfecting water
from boiling to WADI leads to a reduction of CO2 emissions and indoor air
exists to serve society and helping the societies in which we operate is part
of our core value at Siemens. Our collaboration with HELIOZ on this project
solidifies our commitment to address basic human needs and essential
infrastructure for the advancement of communities and regions we operate.
Positively impacting the quality of life of people in our regions is crucial to
us,” concludes Sabine.