In the face of global megadroughts, the world is turning to Windhoek, Namibia, a city nestled amidst two of the world’s oldest deserts, for inspiration in water conservation. With 99% of its population enjoying access to clean drinking water, Windhoek’s pioneering technology, which converts sewage into safe drinking water within 24 hours, has become a beacon of hope.
Originating in 1968, the Goreangab Water Reclamation Plant leads the way with Direct Potable Reuse (DPR) technology, a process ensuring water quality through advanced treatment. Today, Windhoek’s New Goreangab Water Reclamation Plant supplies up to 35% of the city’s daily water consumption, removing impurities and adhering to strict safety standards. As the world grapples with water shortages, Windhoek’s groundbreaking insights are garnering interest from countries worldwide, offering a glimpse of a more sustainable future.