Overcoming water shortages © Siemens Stiftung 2019 CC BY-SA 4.0 international

Overcoming water shortages


Information module:
Small and large, local and regional solutions for overcoming water shortages.

English, Spanish (CREA), German
Interactive (1.5 MByte)
Water can be made available for individual households in arid regions, for example using mobile filter systems (“SkyHydrant") or “watercones.”
Long-distance water supply systems or wells supply arid regions with drinking water.
Seawater desalination or reforestation are measures that can be taken on a global scale for supplying drinking water.

Information and ideas:
The overview shows that different measures can be taken depending on the supply needs to be met.
The “Measures and technologies to address water shortages” information sheet provides detailed explanations of the processes that are abbreviated in the information module.
There are no other media directly related to this file.
Information sheet
Geography; Technology
Grade 5 to 6; Grade 7 to 9; Grade 10 to 13
Middle/high school
Development aid; Drinking water; Ecology; Environmental protection; Future; Osmosis; Water availability; Water supply; Water treatment; Desalination plant; Drinking water shortage; Drinking water supply; Drinking water treatment; Ecology (environmental protection); Forecast ; Humanitarian aid; Reverse osmosis; SkyHydrant; Water filter
Siemens Stiftung Media Portal
MediaHouse GmbH using material from: “Overview” page top image and “Small solutions”/“Watercone” page top: By Tavin - Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=29486030
“Overview” page center image and “Regional solutions/Wells” page top photo: By Bob Metcalf - http://solarcooking.wikia.com/wiki/Image:Mwamongu_water_source.jpg,http://imageevent.com/bobmetcalf/watertestingpasteurizationinafrica,see also text source., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3376802,
“Overview” page bottom image and “Big solutions / desalination” page image at left: By Multiflash.png: Ruben Castelnuovo (myself)derivative work: NJR_ZA (talk) - Multiflash.png, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9109184
“Small solutions / Watercone” page top image: By Tavin - Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=29486030
“Regional solutions / Long-distance water” page image: By Original uploader was Tambo at hu.wikipedia - Transferred from hu.wikipedia; transfer was stated to be made by User:Tambo., CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18085250
“Regional solutions / Wells” bottom photo: By CJTF-HOA (Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa) photo by Senior Airman Lael Huss - http://www.africom.mil/file.asp?HR=2&id=20120611130053, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=23332258
“Big solutions / desalination” page: Photo at right: By Twhair - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=36829194
“Big solutions / reforestation” page photo: By NatureDan - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=31013261
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