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SALI SOCIAL AWARENESS ISSUES
Why We Need Sali
Due to factors such as population growth, economic development, and the increased consumption of meat, the demand for water has increased. Additionally, water pollution and climate change has tightened the supply of water. This pressure on water supply has caused many areas to experience water scarcity. In the United States, all states experience some level of water stress, especially those in the southwest region. The issue extends around the globe as well. According to UNICEF, four billion people experience water scarcity for at least one month each year, and by 2040, about 1 in 4 children worldwide will be living in areas of extremely high water stress. Every day, over 800 children die from drinking contaminated water. Current solutions that are being considered are advancing technology related to water conservation, improving practices related to farming, using less chemicals in farming, improving sewage systems, and building a better water distribution infrastructure. These solutions are difficult to carry out though, due to a lack of time, support, and funding. Furthermore, it is difficult to advance government policies to alleviate water scarcity because it often leads to conflict and gridlock. If the water crisis is not fixed soon, more people will be unable to access safe drinking water, ecosystems will be damaged, poverty will increase, and food costs will rise.
To combat water scarcity, Resilience Inc has developed Sali, a desalination tank that produces freshwater via the evaporation of saltwater. Sali can serve individuals who are socially aware and willing to be part of the solution, and can also serve communities in which drinking water is too expensive to purchase.
The scope of the Sali device is to provide a more individualistic approach at water desalination. When freshwater becomes too expensive to be delivered to houses, people will pay for the delivery of oceanwater instead, and desalinate it in their backyards using Sali.
Furthermore, Sali can be mass produced and distributed in impoverished water scarce regions of the world to help combat water scarcity issues. At 31”x12”24”, the tank can process 12 gallons of saltwater. Sali’s design includes faucets, latches, an air valve to vacuum air and produce a vacuum which increases evaporation speed.