Moerk Water design and build solar powered water treatment solutions that can treat any water source in any location that are ideal for disaster relief.


Water is essential for life. People require on average 2 L of clean water to drink each day. Natural disasters, such as cyclones, bushfires, volcanic eruptions and droughts can all cut off access to clean drinking water. These disasters can pollute treated water and cut off distribution networks. Refugees fleeing war and persecution can also lack access to drinking water.

Moerk Water are specialists in solar powered water treatment systems. As centralised water treatment facilities can take a long time to build or repair, Moerk Water has developed a range of portable and small scale reverse osmosis water treatment systems that are readily transportable and can operate on solar power. This allows for a rapid, decentralised approach to disaster relief. Due to the small pore size of the reverse osmosis membrane, these water treatment systems can be used with almost any feedwater. With the addition of a solar power system, these systems can purify water anywhere the sun is shining.


  • Readily transportable
  • Solar powered
  • Treat almost any source of water
  • Decentralised water production
  • Rapid response

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Main Problems
  • Supply of clean water following disaster
  • Differing feedwater qualities
  • Transporting treatment systems to where they are needed
  • Powering treatment systems in regions that have been struck by disaster
  • Ensuring that water treatment systems are durable and reliable
Final Outcomes
  • Moerk Water disaster relief units can treat almost any feedwater
  • Moerk Water disaster relief units run on solar power so can be operated where they are needed
  • Moerk Water disaster relief systems come in a wide range of sizes with the larger units able to be easily broken down into sections for transport
  • Moerk Water disaster relief units are easy to use
  • Moerk Water disaster relief units produce WHO standard drinking water


Moerk’s water treatment technology can convert a wide range of water types for various industries into clean drinking water that meets World Health Organisation water quality standards.

Sea Water

Desalination treatment plants are one of our most sought-after systems. Our membrane systems are designed to remove salt and almost all other water contaminants through the process of reverse osmosis. It’s a tried and tested method that we have adapted to be transportable to even the remotest locations as well as adaptable to any scale and completely self sustaining.

Brackish Water

Brackish water may have lower salt levels that sea water but is still unsuitable for use in agriculture or for stock to drink. Moerk’s desalination technology, encompassing reverse osmosis, provides a simple to use, reliable solution to brackish water. Our team can design and construct a system that will convert brackish water to a useful resource.

Bore Water

Bore water can contain high levels of minerals including sodium, calcium, magnesium, potassium, chloride, bicarbonate, and iron. This not only makes it unsafe for human and animal consumption, but also for irrigation. Moerk’s water treatment technology can turn bore water into a safe, useful asset.

Fresh Water

Just because water is fresh, does not mean it is fit for purpose. Moerk’s specialist team can provide water consultancy services, then use the results to advise on the best treatment solution to ensure your fresh water supply is free of contaminants, including bacteria, parasites and viruses, as well as particles. The result is water that is not only safe for human consumption but for use in your specific situation.

Ground Water

The best way to treat contaminated groundwater is to pump it through one of our specially designed groundwater treatment systems that can clean ground and surface water. The cleaned water can then be put back into the ground or stored for immediate use, which allows stakeholders to get the most out of their water assets.

Surface Water

Surface water, including rivers, dams and stream, is extremely vulnerable to contamination by pollutants including chemicals, bacteria, parasites and viruses. Like ground water, it can be easily treated and made safe for use by our specially designed treatment systems.

Dam Water

Dam water, like other surface water sources, is vulnerable to contamination from ground runoff, pollution, contamination by human and animal waste as well as algal blooms. Our expert engineers can design a dam water treatment system that will enable you to use dam water safely for agriculture and stock.

Creek Water

Creek water, like dam and river water, is prone to pollution from runoff, human and animal waste, chemicals, bacteria, parasites and viruses. We can design and build a treatment system to suit your specific needs and convert creek water into a clean, safe water source.

River Water

Rivers are an extremely valuable source of water for agricultural use. But they are also easily contaminated by debris, runoff, pollution, bacteria and parasites, as well as human and animal waste. We can help you to make this most of this resource through water treatment technology that will remove contaminants.

Saline Water

Saline water is easily treatable using one of our desalination treatment systems. Our membrane systems easily remove salt using reverse osmosis. Our engineers can help you to choose the right saline water treatment system for your needs. They are easy to transport and can be adapted to any scale.

Saline Ground Water

Ground water can become increasingly salty as rainwater deposits of small amounts of salt build up over time, until it can no longer be safely used for crop irrigation or watering animals. The solution can be found in Moerk’s range of desalination treatment systems. Our specialist team members can guide you through the process of choosing the right system to remove saline from your ground water.

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Our treatment plants are individually designed to meet the specific requirements to create a supply of water that is safe for drinking.

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  • Disaster Relief