By Solar Systems… Potable water is on its way to the Eriha camps – WATAN

By Solar Systems... Potable water is on its way to the Eriha camps

The most significant obstacle facing the displaced people in northern Syria as they attempt to adapt is the lack of energy supplies.

Project planning has begun as of 1.4.2022.

Due to the exorbitant costs of fuel and generator replacement parts, Watan is working with Space of Peace to secure clean, sanitary, safe, and effective drinking water and to stop distributing it inside the camps via diesel generators or tankers.


Since this technology has a lower operating cost than diesel or general electricity generators and is easily accessible to all beneficiaries quickly and with high quality, providing clean water via alternative energy is a crucial step for progress and easing the difficulties experienced by these beneficiary groups.


The project focused on feeding two water pumping stations with two solar energy systems, namely the Al-Omran station. (HP250) and East Station (HP125), where the process of installing the new solar systems went through the following stages:

– Setting up hybrid solar power systems.

– Proper technical staff training and qualification, as well as boosting worker standards to ensure proper system handling and follow-up.

– Monitoring of the systems following the last operation.


The project included more than just providing access to clean water at these two stations; it also gave unemployed camp inhabitants job chances there and gave them the training they needed to keep watching over and running the system.

After conducting an evaluation procedure for the communities that were targeted by the project and demonstrating their need for the project due to the significant population overpopulation and the challenge of acquiring safe drinking water, the project is still in its early phases.

However, the presence of submersible pumps that are prepared to be powered by solar energy as well as the availability of appropriate places for mounting solar panels for the systems are important factors.

After the final evaluation, our field team took these steps:

– Project design and planning: Using contemporary academic techniques, the work sites were identified using the Google Earth application and their precise location was known in relation to latitude and longitude.

– Collecting data for water pumping stations so that they can determine the number of beneficiaries, the number of wells, the amount of supply that is needed, the equipment that is available, and the number of working hours.

– Preparing all engineering drawings, condition books, quantities, and the entire design research.

– System design utilizing a sophisticated 3D engineering tool.

– Accurately defining the system to avoid shadow restrictions.

comprehending the system’s overall electrical diagram and system simulation on AutoCAD the application of sophisticated engineering software to calculate system parameters such as cable sections, circuit breaker capacity, and protective systems.

Following the design and study phase, the organization got to work by transferring the contractor to the job sites, briefing him on all implementation plans, and supplying samples for inspection to make sure they complied with the technical requirements in his technical offer.

Then, when plate holders were set up, rock blocks were removed, and the drilling products were transported in accordance with the prototypes given by the supervision team, the noises of excavators and other machinery rose to ease the suffering of the displaced. Additionally, he produced the coating and iron mounting for power panels.

The project is estimated 35,000 people would receive benefits, including 28,000 indigenous people and 7,000 displaced people.

In order to combat the threat of death, ensure rapid access, and ensure the high quality of the water, we hope to provide clean, sterile water through this project at almost no cost. This will spare these families and their children from having to transport water in the future via tankers, which would only increase their suffering, particularly in mountainous areas.

The fact that these systems produce clean, renewable, ecologically friendly energy without draining the environment or raising operating and maintenance costs, unlike diesel generators.