Desalination - the removal of salt from sea water - is the only source of sustainable fresh water available for the sub-Sahara countries if this dire crisis is to be finally eradicated.

Under the historic and groundbreaking Trans Africa Pipeline (TAP) initiative, two desalination plants will be constructed, one on each coast of Africa, enabling the unlimited supply of a sustainable source of safe, clean water for delivery to populations throughout the Sahel region.

Powered entirely by solar energy, the desalination plants will be connected via a vast, continuous fresh water pipeline - more than 5,000 miles long - across the sub-Sahara region of Africa, stretching east to west across the entire continent.

When completed, TAP will finally and permanently help alleviate human dehydration, reduce diseases caused by infected water and poor sanitation, eliminate agricultural drought, and begin the critical and overdue transformation of this region back to a self-sustaining existence.

In addition to the millions of lives saved, TAP′s long-term impact will provide new crops, engender new infrastructure and jobs, reduce conflict including water wars among feuding factions, lessen the need for foreign aid and intervention, and boost the self-reliance and economic growth of each affected country. TAP will help save the entire continent from encroaching desertification.

Substantial funding is required, and substantial challenges must be overcome. Neither should prevent TAP becoming a reality. Please refer to the TAP Summary pdf below which addresses all of the logistical, technical, financial, and socio-political issues involved.

The Trans Africa Pipeline is a non-profit initiative, devoted solely to the alleviation of drought in Africa.


TAP Africa - Water for Life Summary PDF Image

TAP Africa - Water for Life Summary PDF ImageTAP Summary (pdf)

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