29 Mar '13, 2pm

How Solar Energy Can Save Yemen's Capital

According to legend, the son of the Biblical character Noah created Sanaa on the highest ground he could find after the Great Flood. Originally built 2,200 meters above sea level to prevent floods, the modern-day capital city of Yemen now faces dehydration. Eighty percent of the city’s water comes from non-renewable sources in the Sanaa Basin. This percentage will soon fall to zero when the Basin is depleted between 2015 and 2020. Five years later, Sanaa will completely run out of water. Some government officials have already contemplated moving the capital to a coastal city like Aden or Mukalla as a last resort. Yemen’s water shortage is a humanitarian crisis verging on catastrophe. By 2025, the country’s population is expected to double. This increase will require an additional 4.6 billion cubic meters (m3 ) of water - about 1.1 billion m3 more than the total amount used...

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