School in Ayeryarwady Delta, Myanmar


In 2013 Moerk Water together with GIZ (German Agency for International Cooperation) implemented a joint project to deliver safe drinking water to a village in the Ayeryarwady Delta in Myanmar. A baseline study of the water supply in the Thazin region of Myanmar indicated that a seawater system was required to supplement existing rainwater harvesting. In 2015, Moerk Water delivered an easy to use solar powered seawater treatment unit and trained daily operators and local service partners. The unit was constructed from quality parts using German engineering standards. Additionally Moerk Water developed a business model whereby students from the local school could be provided with the water for free while the villagers would pay a small fee for the water. The water treatment unit is administered by the local school board which organises the sale of the water. Moerk Water trained a local service partner Aekar to provide servicing for the unit. This has ensured that the unit has continuously delivered water since 2015.


Project Outcomes: 


  • Up to 1000 people a day have been supplied with WHO standard water since 2015 by a Moerk Water unit installed in the Ayeryarwardy Delta in Myanmar
  • The unit is administered and operated by the local school
  • The water from the unit is provided for free to students at the school and at a reduced cost to villagers in the surrounding area. The fee to the villagers is used to fund the ongoing servicing costs of the unit.
  • Moerk partnered with local organization Aekar to provide servicing for the unit. Moerk provided in depth training to Aekar
  • Capability Community Water Independence
  • Feedwater Sea Water
  • Water Quality Red Flags Salinity
  • Primary Water Treatment Membrane Desalination
  • Project Outcomes